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post #11 of 13 Old 06-22-2011, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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Since its sensitive to change should I add the new water over a few hours / day? I got distilled water from the store. Should I mix that with a bit of the tap water or add as is?

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post #12 of 13 Old 06-23-2011, 11:56 AM
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I would do a water change of maybe 1/4 of the tank using the distilled water alone, assuming you have sufficient. This will reduce the hardness, that will not be a shock; the pH will lower but not suddenly from this. Test hardness and pH about an hour after, then tomorrow, to see where this is going.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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Slim is doing great. I appreciate all the advice.
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