Hello fellow Betta lovers, and Betta experts (I am soooo not one..... yet).
I know you are not
supposed to use distilled water because it lacks essential minerals needed, but what about filtered water?
And when I say filtered water, I mean the water that comes out of my PUR faucet filter.
I am asking because my tap water is extremely hard and its almost impossible to get my water lower than pH 7.8... Its initially 8.0 after adding the conditioner, and then I add a pH correct tab from tetra, and that brings it down to about 7.6 - 7.8.... I dont mess w/ it again after that and the pH in the tank generally stays at about 7.8...
the high alkalinity of my tank water worries me because I read that ammonia is even more dangerous in alkaline water, and I am currently in the process of cycling my tank so the ammonia readings are inevitable.
Thanks for your input