Is there any way to make tap water harder (for snails)

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I want to breed some snails (difficult I know ). The problem is that I have very soft water. I was wondering if there is anything I can put in the water? (after it is out of the tap of course) Thanks!
 

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An egg shell in the tank works well. It'll dissolve in a couple of weeks, and then you can add another. Some people like to put them in a pantyhose or a pouch rather than directly into the tank.

Some people will put in a calcium vitamin into the filter instead.
 

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Thanks! I want to get some snails and sell them when they breed for the fun of it. Do you happen to know what are the popular snails??
 

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I read that Apple snails need large tanks, so I will probably stay away from them. I'll have to see if I can get Malaysian trumpets. Thanks!
 
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