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Old 07-22-2010, 05:48 PM   #1 
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Is it ok to use tap water if its been siting out for awhile?

My mom is convinced that if you leave tap water sitting out for awhile its safe to use. Is this true? I read that it has to be treated first.
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You're correct. Although aging the tap water will rid it of chlorine and nitrogen, a water conditioner is needed for the remaning heavy metals, ammonia, and chloramine (if your city uses it as a disinfectant) - all of which are toxic to bettas.
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How long do I leave it out for?
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At least 24 hours. And if you see tiny little nitrogen bubbles on the sides of the bucket, agitate the water to get rid of them.

I hope you're still going to get a water conditioner :)
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