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Old 04-22-2012, 05:30 PM   #21 
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Oh goodness, he's absolutely stunning. Congrats!
thank you so much!
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:27 AM   #22 
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Is there an advantage to using half tap and half purified?

Well, a lot of people say tap water is best. I think due to mineral content. However, since my tap water often has a *lot* of chlorine, and the pipes here are very old, I don't trust it. I only drink it filtered, though I cannot do that for the fish (again minerals).

So, I have started using half tap and half bottled Spring water. Trying to give the needed minerals, but without as much just from my tap.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:59 PM   #23 
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Depending on the source and the process used to "purify" the water, it may be severely lacking in essential minerals. Without going into too much scientific detail, fish need some dissolved minerals and ions in the water in order to maintain homeostasis (constant internal environment). If your tap water is bad, you could probably just buy a mineral concentrate to add to distilled water and have a perfect solution for your fish ;)
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I want to order some like that but don't have the space or money. Great looking fish!!!
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ive been using "drinking" water is that ok?
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:31 AM   #26 
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He. Looks. Freaking. Awesome!!! My god , I wish I had a Betta just like that!!!
How much did he cost???
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