Originally Posted by aemaki09
Next time you go to PetsmArt take a sample of your tap water for them to test. That will give you clearer answers. Or call your water company and see what amount of ammonia they are putting in the water.
They really shouldn't be that high
I am just going thru this now. I had my fish on spring water (very expensive) and they were fine with it. I am moving them to tap plus Prime and so far it is going well. What I found is that my water quickly breaks down to ammonia due to the way the municipality treats it. However I was also told that sometimes Prime plus tap will test positive for ammonia, but it's really ammonium, which is not as harmful. What I am doing is basically observing the fish. If any sign of trouble I will put them back on spring water.
I would not use warm tap water. The water in your water heater is not as clean as the cold water in the tap. I use the cold tap water and warm it a little in a pot. I have a digital thermometer for this purpose. It goes very fast. Then it if is too hot I add some cold tap water til I get it where I want it.
Hope it works out for you and me too!!!!