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post #11 of 12 Old 03-27-2007, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by leifthebunny
There are other things introduced in tap water that don't evaporate.
Chloramine and heavy metals which most dechlorinators can easily removed.:)
To be safe for the Chlorine though, I'd recommend 2-3 days.
Overnight is sufficient or you can try getting an airstone to aerate the water. Chlorine is a gas and should dissipate as soon as you do either of those above. I prefer dechlorinators as the method is almost instantaneous.:)

Lauren, welcome aboard.
Try API Master Freshwater test kit.:) It's easy to use and accurate.:)

Good luck and hope for the best.:)

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post #12 of 12 Old 04-06-2007, 02:30 AM
Hi well..when i put my 2 year old goldfish in a 5 gallon (temporary) he got VERY red/brown right at the creases of his tails and fins and around his face, a 5 gallon is not for a goldfish at all! And yours looks pretty large! Theres just not enough oxygen exchange for them, unless you have bubble stones and stuff. They are just to dirty of a fish too, i would try to find somebody who has a 10 gallon and give it to them, and get a betta, they will be perfect for a 5 gallon Sorry, but a goldfish has needs =) lol
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