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A plastic bottle and a bit of sand with some water will do the trick and I don't have to buy any of it.
I drop a brick in my toilet every morning. I don't think it's saving any water though.
And if you simply use a Bottle?? It´s not so cool but it work´s!!!!!
I just adjust the float to the bottom of the shut off valve arm, and set the whole assembly to the lowest stack height. The float ball style can also be adjusted in a similar manner, even by simply bending the arm to the desired depth.
I third the plastic bottle idea; I've used a cleaned out, previously used, plastic half-gallon container in the last 2 apartments I've lived in. It didn't affect the toilet or its performance in the least, while reducing my footprint (and the footprint of the current apartment tenant of my old place, as I didn't remove it on move out). Shipping something specifically for this purpose doesn't seem as green when there are readily available alternatives in the house already.
I don't get why you don't use a plastic bottle full of water like we use to do here in Spain. Now we don't even use that because 10 years ago someone introduced dual button toilet flush. One button flushes 3 liters and the other 5 liters.
I used a plastic gallon or half gallon container filled with water.