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Old 06-25-2013, 08:37 PM   #21 
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No guarantees that it will work, or even that this is something you can cure, so it may not be worth the long trip...
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:43 PM   #22 
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Well I can now confirm the water in Calgary is greatly compromised for fish. AHS confirms much bacteria, parasites, virus in the water. Yes it is technically safe to drink. Smells and tastes bad. Anti freeze and oils from flooded cars is in the water that goes through the treatment plant Mayor himself just said they were using large amounts of disinfecting agents. My bet is chloramine which is really strong toxic ammonia that does not evaporate. Look it up. I may make a thread about this. Fish keepers in Calgary beware make sure your dechlorinator kills this stuff or it could be trouble. I will only be using my rain barrel for a little while or getting water from the fish store ect.
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I wouldn't be drinking that. Yuck. I would follow CJ's suggestion and use bottled/rain water. Acclimate carefully since fish won't be used to the different hardness.

Grocery stores have those bottled water machines that would be safe.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:56 PM   #24 
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Distilled water can be deadly. Beware.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:58 PM   #25 
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I think it's RO. Distilled is usually only dangerous if used for long periods of time.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:05 PM   #26 
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RO is great. Maybe now I will get off my butt and get an ro system.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:07 PM   #27 
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Whaaat? Please clarify. I need to know if my fish is going to die in this water and what I can do to change that. I live in a condo, I do NOT have access to a rain barrel.
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I don't know if she will die. New, high quality water will help.

Like I said, any grocery store will have a water dispensing unit and 4g jugs.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:12 PM   #29 
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I have to walk from my place to a grocery store over an overpass and through a parking lot. Roughly a 1 kilometre walk. I do not drive, I do not have access to a vehicle. I don't think I can carry a 4 gallon jug of water >_<
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Aw shucks. The only other thing I can think of is boiling and then using carbon filtration. I wouldn't love to use this method but it is certainly better then nothing.

What water conditioner do you use? Does it neutralize both chlorine and chloramine?
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