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Old 07-24-2011, 11:49 PM   #1 
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Scared about city water.

Hey everyone,
Some of you may remember that i lost all of my fish when i went to a different state and put them in city water. Anyway, i just bought a fish and i dont want to just change his water and put him in a 2.5 of city water because i'm afraid of what is going to happen to him:/

Is there anyone out there that could help me?

(Well of course there is but who?)
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:59 PM   #2 
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well if its all you have...or you could go to the store and buy a jug of bottled water, but you would have to make up for the lack of minirals...At pet stores they usualy have bottles of water for little tanks.

lol, i have no problem with water here...well water that dosnt need conditioner or anything for my fish. So iv never delt with city water.
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:11 AM   #3 
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I used to have well water, but i have never dealt with this before either.

If you never dealt with city water why would you respond to this?
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:14 AM   #4 
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becuse though iv never delt with city water for fish, iv tasted it. tastes all salty. Also, alot of people on here talk about what they have to do with the cuty water to make it useable. Sorry, it was just a sugestion.
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:21 AM   #5 
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I dont get water from a well, we just use it from the sink, Im not sure what you consider city water, im assuming that, that is what i am using, all i do is add api stress coat to my water and i havent had an issue. maybe try that?
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:22 AM   #6 
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Uh.. Water conditioning tablets aren't an option?

I have regular Florida city water.. I just drop a water conditioning tablet in their water when I clean their tanks out before I put the fish in.
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:33 AM   #7 
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Uh.. Water conditioning tablets aren't an option?

I have regular Florida city water.. I just drop a water conditioning tablet in their water when I clean their tanks out before I put the fish in.
I would assume that any type of water conditioner would work wouldnt it? I believe that the are made for tap water
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:52 AM   #8 
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We have city water... it's white out of the tap :)

When I take fish home, I usually accumulate them to the new water very very very slowly. I'm talking teaspoons of water a time. My friend gave me fish that came from well water, and it took me 3 hours to change the water in their transport case. They are all adjusted fine. Just take you time, worked here.
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:14 PM   #9 
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You could run it through a brita or some other filtering device?
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:24 PM   #10 
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Found this answer on Yahoo!

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brita water should not be used for fish ... it can remove things beneficial to the fish and not fully remove the harmful things ... unless your tap water is really poor, use it with a dechlorinator ... brita does remove chlorine but not chloramines which are equally detrimental to your fish ... also it has been shown that brita filters, if the cartridge is not changed enough (and there is really no way to tell, when the tell you to change it is just an estimate) or the cartridge sits below the water line for more than 48 hours, the water can become contaminated ... and bacteria builds up in those cartridges which you would then be putting into your fish tank ...
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