Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-15-2010, 09:27 PM   #1 
New Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Texas
Does anyone know about trace elements for freshwater?

My nitrates come out of the tap a bit high, 15 - 20 ppm...... so i have been told to use distilled water.

problem is no trace elements are being replenished.

can anyone tell me which would be better for my betta since i am using distilled water.... seachem fresh trace: Seachem. Fresh Trace
or Aqueon's Betta Water Renewal: Aqueon Betta Water Renewal -- 4 fl oz - Vitacost

I love Seachem products, but the Aqueon may be better suited as the Seachem is for general freshwater fish, and Aqueon's is supposedly specificially for bettas.....both contain overlapping ingredients, approximately 9, but each contains other elements / minerals the other does not... any advice?

michaelg210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 10:09 PM   #2 
Alex09's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Either. Or you can use spring water instead of distilled.
Alex09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 10:30 AM   #3 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
I would use "Equilibrium" by SeaChem to replace the lost mineral/electrolytes/trace in the distilled water
Oldfishlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 01:17 PM   #4 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Northern Virginia
Seachem Equilibrium is what you want--you can use most other products recommended for treating/buffering RO (reverse osmosis) water too, such as Kent's R/O Right. I never trust things that are "just for bettas"--usually that just means it's watered down, after all, bettas aren't so special that they have different needs from other tropical fish. Anyone who has looked at the items around a betta display in a normal pet store knows that items marketed toward bettas are almost always inadequate, if not unethical.

Last edited by Adastra; 09-16-2010 at 01:20 PM.
Adastra is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Elements and price for a good sorority k stiles Betta Fish Compatibility 20 01-08-2010 03:44 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.