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Old 07-24-2012, 02:33 PM   #1 
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Partial Water Change Without Conditonar

It's been nearly a week- the water isn't too bad. But with no water conditioner, I wonder if it will be safe. Now the water at my current residence comes from well water from an electric pump, but it takes like medicine, leaving me to believe that heavy metals may have seeped into it. I was wondering if I could do a 1/4 without conditioner three times or at least once.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:36 AM   #2 
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Honestly, I wouldn't recommend it. Esp with well water.

How large is the tank?
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:52 AM   #3 
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usually well water is fine but have it tested, or test it yourself. If you find it does have heavy metals(or chlorine) it will need water conditioner.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:53 AM   #4 
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If she leaves a bucket or container of water out, will those metals evaporate and make that water useable or does she still need conditioner? (I am talking emergency, I am sure the conditioners still have things we want like slime coat helpers and such)

Also I have read different amounts of time for leaving water out to get the metals evaporated. How many hours is it?
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Metals don't evaporate. Gases do.

Chlorine is a gas, so that's what evaporates when you leave water in an open-topped container with lots of surface area, with an air stone in it.

However, a lot of tap water now contains chloramine, which is a sort of chlorine that bonds to the water more thoroughly so it doesn't evaporate at all -- great for us, not so great for the fish.

Metals don't evaporate however - so conditioner to neutralise them is important.

For an emergency, I'd simply purchase an extra bottle of conditioner...
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