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Old 03-02-2011, 02:14 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Boil order!!!

So today, where I live, we had a water mane(sp) break and there is now a 72 hour Boil Order... what should I do.. I do not have any aged water around... CoCo is due for a water change (he is the only unflitered) Windu and Chewie just had water changes yesterday... Will CoCo be okay for 3 days? If i boil water to change it wont it take the beneficial stuff out of the water?
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:28 PM   #2 
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Go to the store and buy distilled water! Works like a charm, only about a dollar a gallon. (:
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:35 PM   #3 
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^ Goodness, you really dont know enough to keep posting like this. :/
Distilled water lacks nutrients your betta needs long-term. Its awful for them.

I guess if you cant find anything else, use the boiled water. If its just for the one change, it wont be too bad.

If this isnt wide-spread, why not bop up to like a fast food place (LOLOLOL) outside of where you live and get a few, clean bottle fulls of their tap water from the bathrooms?

Just a thought if youre really worried about it.
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:47 PM   #4 
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I agree that you shouldn't use distilled water. If you're really worried about missing a water change, you could use bottled spring water (available at nearly any store - typical bottled water). Unlike distilled water, it does contain some minerals.

Notably, boiling water does not remove its minerals. It can, because of evaporation, concentrate them. This is why, if you live in an area with hard water, you observe mineralization in your kettle over time. What boiling does do, however, is kill potentially harmful bacteria.
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:40 PM   #5 
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How long ago was his last water change?
Depending on his setup he should be fine for a few more days.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:03 AM   #6 
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Thanks for the replys.. Wasn't going to used bottled water... He is in 2 gallon unflitered bowl (He freaks out in anything bigger) I did his waterchange 2 days ago... so technically i would only be about 2 days late with his 50% change (this is providing they dont extend it.)
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:48 AM   #7 
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He will be fine, then... just keep feeding at a minimum or don't feed him at all for the next couple of days and remove the waste on the bottom of the tank.
If you're really worried, then use the boiled water or make a partial water change with it.
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:02 AM   #8 
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Good Idea thanks :D
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