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post #1 of 5 Old 07-10-2007, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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water filtering question

Just wondering...would putting water through a brita filter be good for tanks? just curious...

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-10-2007, 09:35 AM
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I belive brita filters are just carbon filters. So if you have carbon in your filter wouldn't that do the same thing? I could see this work on a small tank but i don't think there would be any benefits to it.
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-10-2007, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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what's funny is...right after i hit post...apparently twice...that thought went through my head and i was like.... DOH!!!

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post #4 of 5 Old 07-10-2007, 09:42 AM
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If it's just carbon, I wouldn't worry about it. If it "softens" the water, then I wouldn't recommend it. Sink water softeners just trade one compound for another to make it feel softer, but it not any softer as far as fish are concerned.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-10-2007, 12:50 PM
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I believe brita filters are a little more than just carbon and contain a chlorine removing agent as well..but I could be completely wrong, lol. Nevertheless, tap water containes chloramines as well which are harder to remove. You can use a brita filter but I would still use a good water conditioner chemical to ensure that everything is detoxified.

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