Originally Posted by Hallyx
Oh yeah...nobody has yet mentioned water conditioner. It's absolutely essential. Many members like 'Prime.' At 2 drops per gallon, it's the most cost-effective.
As for the filter. That's not essential. Just change the water twice a week (or every third day, like I do).
Get an API ammonia test kit (liquid) and test every third day to keep ammonia buildup under 0.25 ppm.
I am on a well so I don't have chlorine issues. Our water was tested by the state a couple of years ago and it's very good, so I don't think I need the water conditioner. But thank you so much for the advice!
I'm changing half the water every couple of days and a total clean out once a week. So far Jack seems happy and doing well. I'll have to find that test kit, thank you for the tip!