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Old 09-22-2013, 06:41 PM   #391 
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:43 PM   #392 
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Do I have to put all of the plants on the list you gave in my tank? If so how many of each kind?
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:06 PM   #393 
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I'm pretty sure anybody could answer this for me, but can I use well water in an NPT? Normally I buy my water from the store for betta tanks, because our well water killed three bettas my sister had. But in an NPT would well water be safe?
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well water is the best kinda water for aquariums. NEVER purchase bottled water! It doesn't contain the nutrients that plants crave.
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For an NPT to work there really should be animals, and if your well water is killing fish you can't use it for a tank with fish.

Since when is well water the best for aquariums? I know plenty of people that have a lot of issues with it...
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For an NPT to work there really should be animals, and if your well water is killing fish you can't use it for a tank with fish.

Since when is well water the best for aquariums? I know plenty of people that have a lot of issues with it...
And I know plenty of people who prefer it over city water and those people have a lot of issues with city water.

Many times well water is the best because it isn't "filtered" with chemicals that may be harmful for aquariums.
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Isn't that what water conditioner is for?

In well water you can have issues with compounds like (I'm pretty sure) arsenic and iron, while city water is usually better regulated. Not saying all well water is bad... I just think you jumped the gun a bit when you said "well water is the best kinda water for aquariums".

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Old 10-09-2013, 01:15 AM   #398 
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Why add another chemical to your tank?
I've always been questionable about "water conditioners". I've swapped between well water and city water a few times when moving. And my tank/inhabitants DEFINITELY prefer well water.

City water is often full of chemicals that not all "water conditioners" can remove. Either way, I've found my tanks to do way better on well water and thus came to the conclusion that I've come to based off of MY experience and several other aquarists experiences.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:59 AM   #399 
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I have a friend who adds the water directly from house without adding any conditioner and he's been doing it for years without losing any fish we live 5 min one from another I haven't try that to me the water tastes like chlorine if you try to drink it but I'm surprised that he does that and not a problem
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Also our well water has a little bit of salt concentration in it from where we decided to drill
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