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post #1 of 2 Old 09-13-2010, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Question About Filtered Water

So the other day I bought a Brita water pitcher, and when I was reading what exactly it takes out of the water it says the chlorine and heavy metals found in tap water, which is what the water conditioners take out of tap water, right?

Would this filtered water be safe to use when doing water changes instead of adding water conditioner to the tap water? I do three, sometimes four, 10% water changes a week on my ten gallon, and one 10% water change on my 45 gallon a week and money is getting kind of tight, every little bit would help.
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post #2 of 2 Old 09-13-2010, 01:30 PM
I believe that brita filters also take out some minerals from the water which plants need. If you do not have a live plants it should be a viable alternative. However, remember that dechlorinaters also have additives, ie stress coat has aloe goo in it, that helps the fish. Lastly, its harder to know when ur brita filter is too old and you could end up pouring just tap water if the brita carbon has been exhausted.
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