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Old 07-09-2010, 04:48 PM   #1 
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Smile Aged water help

So I know that aged water is water that you have let sit out overnight or longer to get rid of well....that's all I know all the websites I looked at beat around the bush. Never giving much detail. Please help.
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:27 PM   #2 
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I think of aged water as water left out for at least 24 hrs with neutralized chlorine.
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:32 PM   #3 
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... chlorine.
You really don't need to age your water for your bettas. Just adding the water conditioner at the time of the water change is ok.
Personally, I do prepare my water as soon as I do a water change so it's ready for the next. This is very helpful when you're adding aquarium salt because you don't have to stir like crazy to get it disolved. But that's just they way I do my changes. Sometimes all my tanks end up in the same schedule and I do have to prepare water immediately.
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:11 PM   #4 
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The only reason I age water before adding it to fish tanks is to let out the nitrogen so that the fish won't get gas bubble disease. Water conditioner doesn't get rid of nitrogen; it's gotta bubble out.
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See the reason why I asked is b/c i'm finding it harder to buy he water conditoner and my mom's shedule is so busy I was lucky enough to get cuttlebone for my snail. Will the chlorine naturally die if it has been aged?
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Chlorine would dissipate into the air UNLESS your city uses chloramine to disinfect the water supply. Chloramine's tough to get rid of.
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:45 AM   #7 
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SemioticSleep: I sent you a Private Message bc I have some packets of water conditioner that came with my tanks kits I don't use. I can mail them out to you.
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