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aunt kymmie 06-05-2008 09:49 AM

Using Distilled Water??
 
Question:

When doing water changes is it okay to use distilled water :?:
If not, what is the the preferred product of use as a declorinater?

Thanks!

Neon1 06-05-2008 10:57 AM

Re: Using Distilled Water??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
Question:

When doing water changes is it okay to use distilled water :?:
If not, what is the the preferred product of use as a declorinater?

Thanks!

Distilled water is devoid of minerals fish need. It's pure H20. Spring water is the way to go, and the only way to go particularly in my town. The tap water here contains 2ppm of Ammonia.

I use Wal Mart bottled spring water for every water change. 74 cents a gallon.

aunt kymmie 06-05-2008 11:03 AM

Thanks for the info. I have a Walmart just down the road.


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