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xfatdannx 02-17-2013 02:01 PM

okay to add filter water during water change?
 
I believe i read somewhere not to add distilled water. What about water that has gone through a brita filter? I have discovered that my tap water has .25-.5 ppm of ammonia. I have also testing our brita water and it has between 0 and .25ppm. Should i start using the brita water during water changes? Thanks guys!

AbbeysDad 02-17-2013 03:23 PM

First the only thing 'wrong' with distilled water for the aquarium is that it is too pure, If minerals are added and pH is adjusted, it is just fine (same as RO, DI, RO/DI water).

I believe Brita is pretty much just a carbon filter which removes many impurities and just like using activated carbon in the aquarium filter, it is just fine.

stephenhelsel 02-17-2013 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by AbbeysDad (Post 1433978)
First the only thing 'wrong' with distilled water for the aquarium is that it is too pure, If minerals are added and pH is adjusted, it is just fine (same as RO, DI, RO/DI water).

I believe Brita is pretty much just a carbon filter which removes many impurities and just like using activated carbon in the aquarium filter, it is just fine.

Agreed. We have one too and that iss all the filters are. Just carbon.

xfatdannx 02-17-2013 11:40 PM

thanks guys


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