I did condition the bottled water and added nutrafin cycle start which puts a lot of the good stuff into the water.
Well I have 3 choices as far as water is concerned 1- poison my fish with tap water with 0.75 to 1mg Ammonia 2- use bottled water an add conditioners and nutrients back into it or 3- do rain dances and catch what rain I can off my 1m wide balcony and then end up with industrial pollution in Nemesis' tank.
I did buy a new water conditioner that binds chloramine as well instead of just chlorine. I figure chloramine must be the culprit as I live in a built up area where our water is taken from the umgeni river just below where another built up area Peitermaritzburg has its waste water treatment plant outflow. I am going to experiment with the water conditioner and my now empty 5l bottles and see if I can get it down to 0 without involving any live fishies.
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