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Old 01-07-2015, 03:29 PM   #1
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Last night I order a Petco 360 view aquarium quit 2g. I want to use this for my Betta to upgrade his house from a fish bowl to a 2 gallons tank. My question is, is it okay to add distill water and add the fish like I did when I first put him on his bowl? I've had him for 2 months and every time I change the water I use distill water and he is a happy fish.
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Distilled water is generally a poor choice for fish. It lacks nutrients and can have huge ph swings due to a lack of buffering. Its much better to use dechlorinated tap.
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Distilled water is generally a poor choice for fish. It lacks nutrients and can have huge ph swings due to a lack of buffering. Its much better to use dechlorinated tap.

So I guess I'll do fish less cycle once it arrives
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What I do is add a base layer of nutrient rich substrate, fill up the whole tank with plants, including floating ones which suck up nitrates, add the betta, add a few drops of a good bacteria supplement (I use Seachem Stability) and you're good to go. Change 20% of the water and replace with declorinated tap. I've never had a problem and my betta is super happy. Plants are the best natural biological filter there is! Especially if it's just a betta and you don't add other fish, you're golden.
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What I do is add a base layer of nutrient rich substrate, fill up the whole tank with plants, including floating ones which suck up nitrates, add the betta, add a few drops of a good bacteria supplement (I use Seachem Stability) and you're good to go. Change 20% of the water and replace with declorinated tap. I've never had a problem and my betta is super happy. Plants are the best natural biological filter there is! Especially if it's just a betta and you don't add other fish, you're golden.

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