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AmyK 02-26-2009 10:08 AM

Bottled H20 vs tap
 
It's me again - Nervous nellie! I will probably start cycling my 5 gallon tank this weekend (If my Dr. Foster & Smith order gets here!) and just want to know: is bottled spring or "drinking" water better than tap? I know Tad, my 5 year old Fire Bellied Toad has really thrived on it, but this new aquarium will be a true "aquarium" and not a toad house! It will house 2 ADF's (and no fish). Thanks for your advice!
And I do plan to add conditioners to the water...

aunt kymmie 02-26-2009 10:39 AM

If you are using a product like Prime (my personal favorite) then using tap water is perfectly fine and less expensive than bottled water. :-)

JohnnyD44 02-26-2009 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aunt kymmie (Post 175866)
If you are using a product like Prime (my personal favorite) then using tap water is perfectly fine and less expensive than bottled water. :-)

i agree, unless your tap water is no good...there's no reason to spend alot of money on special water.

aunt kymmie 02-26-2009 09:56 PM

Thanks for mentioning the tap water quality. I tested my tap water w/ my API test kit before I began using it.


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