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Old 03-20-2013, 10:14 PM   #1 
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Change from distilled to tap

I have not had Bettas in about three years, and I'm really a newbie.... I rescued two bettas from someone, and they used distilled water. I went ahead and bought distilled water to set them up at my house, but now I'm reading that tap water with conditioner is the best. So how do I change them over to conditioned tap water? I'm thinking it would be a bad idea to do a 100% change to tap water all the sudden.

The two bettas each have their own 2.5 gallon tank - should I just add conditioned tap water 25% at a time? At what intervals? I'd like to get them changed over as soon as I can, but safely, of course.

Thanks for the advice. :)
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:42 PM   #2 
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To be on the very safe side, I'd do it by smaller % increments. :) So, if you change a gallon, do 1/2 a gallon of each. After5 changes, start putting in just tap water. No idea what percent that works out to be. :p

Alternatively, taking them out and drip acclimatising them could be another way to do it.
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