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I haven't been on for a while here but I come with more questions...

I live on an acreage right now and although the city isn't that far away I do find it difficult to get city tap water on a regular enough basis for my fish. A) I have a two door car and those 5gallon jugs simply do not fit in my car more than one at a time and B) it's a pain to drive that far for a jug of water alone. I think my infrequency of getting fresh water for the fish is the biggest root of my fin rot issues. I get city water because I've been told by many people that you cannot use country/well water for fish?? Is this true or is it a myth? My water system here does chlorinate the water, so I know that I would have to use a dechlorinater like I do with the city water. What concerns should I have about using country water, if any?

I think my ability to get fresh water without driving 40 minutes round trip for city water would help my babies out significantly. My prized boy has a terrible case of fin rot and I think I could tackle it if I could use my water here.

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me and my fish are fine so I would say use it
 

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I use well water with tap water conditioner and I haven't had a problem.
 

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After all those water jugs hauled, you guys mean to say that I didn't have to!?! :lol:

Good to know! I didn't know why it would be an issue but I figured it would be better to err on the side of caution than lose my bettas. I'll start switching them over I think and see how it goes.

Thanks for you input :-D
 

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Why would country water be worse? If anything I think it'd be better...Doesn't go through all the crap city water goes through. Plus it tastes better, to me anyway. I'm on well water and I've never had a problem. Just make sure you use conditioner! :)
 

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I have honestly no idea why it would be worse!! That is a valid point. Glad to know that I'll be safe to use my water here. Thanks!
 

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Yeah, I used well water with conditioner when I had my first betta (they ran city water up our street soon after), and he was fine.
I agree with Lizzy- it does taste better! Ugh, city water is nasty and always tastes like chlorine.
 
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