Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-20-2007, 11:20 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 226
Send a message via MSN to zephyr
tap water & water changes..

I used to live in the country & used rain water for my water changes, & the fish seemed to thrive with it.

I moved to the city to study at university, and haven't kept a tank for ages. I desire to re-enter the hobby, but my obstacle is that I have never needed to use tap water before, and I don't know how to treat it before I would use it in an aquarium??

I'm sure most ppl face this difficulty everyday, but it is new to me. Any help would be greatly appreciated : )
__________________

__________________
But sit -- for we are all alone,
And clear expand heaven's breathless shores.
zephyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2007, 12:11 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 384
All you need to do is add a water conditioner. I use this: http://www.bigalsonline.com/BigAlsUS...onditioner16oz
But anything at your store will work. I used StressCoat before I used the product I mentioned in the link. You can get StressCoat at any LFS.
__________________

__________________
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own
Regen311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2007, 11:07 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Charlotte, nc
Posts: 301
Prime is highly recomended. It will treat chlorine and chloromines, the 2 big concerns. And it does not include any additives your may not need. It seems a bit expensive, but a little goes a long way.

Might be a good idea to pick up some test kits, if you haven't already. Besides keeping an eye on the tank water, you can see what your tap water is like. Hardness, kH, possible nitrites, etc. This could influence what fish you decide to keep.

HTH and Good Luck!!!
__________________
JeffreyL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2007, 11:34 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Alshain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Tyler, TX
Posts: 823
Prime is recommended by 49 out of 50 AA members. We know this because we've done threads asking what conditioner to use and its really just a list of people saying "Prime"
Alshain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2007, 12:48 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,254
Prime is really the same stuff as other brands, but it seems to be more concentrated. It's more bang for the buck.
__________________
theotheragentm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2007, 03:34 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 371
Prime! Works great and is more for your money.
__________________

__________________
locorosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tap water, water changes

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Distilled Water + Tap Water for Bolivian Rams Breeding? BolivianRams Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 27 08-26-2009 10:56 AM
DIY Tap Water Filtration & pH Reduction Kinetix DIY Projects 9 11-08-2005 05:29 PM
Exchanging tap water with deionized water Strumminthesix Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 06-07-2005 10:05 PM
Emergency Water Change w/Tap Water Ximat Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 9 04-28-2005 06:05 PM
Tap Water Conditioner or Distilled water blaster Saltwater Reef Aquaria 20 02-03-2004 12:00 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×