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Old 12-26-2010, 04:07 PM   #1 
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Wow, this is stupid! No water conditioner?!

I found a seller on Aquabid who NEVER uses water conditioner. He says his fish are raised in RAW New York tap water. That just seems foolhardy to me. I would never buy from him, because I wouldn't be sure how long my fish would live! BTW, here's a link to one of his auctions so you can see for yourself. I wouldn't even make this post if I weren't so shocked! http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1293421991
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Old 12-26-2010, 04:09 PM   #2 
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I saw that seller too! It's nuts D:
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Old 12-26-2010, 04:10 PM   #3 
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I know, right? Poor fishies. =(
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Old 12-26-2010, 04:27 PM   #4 
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When I first joined I recall seeing a post about this. the fish look good, but that really does seem crazy. Maybe he's in a lucky area where the water is just pretty safe? Still, even if his fish ARE used to and okay living in those conditions, it seems like it would be hard to get them to adapt... :c
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Old 12-26-2010, 04:46 PM   #5 
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I honestly think he has a system to reove the crap in the water...I really want one because I'm really hating spending $12 on bottles of water conditioner that dosen't last more than a month.
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:50 PM   #6 
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Mr.Vamp, do you use Prime?

I like the fish the person is selling, but I'm not sure I'll buy from him unless I know for sure he's doing something to get the stuff clean for his fish
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:54 PM   #7 
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I've wanted to try Prime, but it doesn't remove heavy metals, and I have hard water.
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:56 PM   #8 
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There was a thread on this before, and I'll say the same. I'm willing to bet that many breeders use something to clean the water, since no one wants to spend the money to buy conditioner for as many fish as they might have. Either that, or he's like me. My water is very safe, and I do not use it any conditioner for any of my fish. I haven't had any deaths (other than euthanasia) since April, and I have 14 happy, healthy, beautiful fish. The circumstance is unknown to us, so we can't really yell or get angry. Odds are his water is safe since his fish are 1) alive, and 2) not bad looking.
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I use Stress Coat, low dosing and heals fins. I also have hard water.
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Old 12-26-2010, 07:05 PM   #10 
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I didn't know there was safe tap water, but I'll take your word for it, since you have healthy fish. But it still might be hard for them to acclimate to MY water conditions. MrVamp, how many drops per gallon does stress coat take? Or Teaspoons per 10 gallons? The one I use (Jungle Start Right) only takes 10 drops per gallon, or one Teaspoon per 10gallons.
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