01-24-2011, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by SinCrisis
My house uses a water softener system, as long as the softener salts are the pure kind, not the rust cleaning or special salts, its safe for fish. You need to dechlorinate any water that comes out of your tap, regardless of if it is soft or hard for chlorine and chloramine.
I was always told that bottled water, especially distilled water is bad for fish because it lacks the natural minerals fish need. If you are worried about large amounts of metals in your water, you should contact your water provider and find out whats in your water. If you are still worried, live plants can be used to absorb or take up excess metals but still leave the water healthy for fish.
Yup, thanks...thats what I was asking...I use the Windsor salt pellets, which I think are pretty good. I thought that the salt from the system (albeit small amounts) may affect the freshwater fish.
Last edited by darklord; 01-24-2011 at 04:24 PM..