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Old 06-12-2005, 02:08 PM   #1
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Bottled drinking water

Anyone use bottled drinking water to do pwc?
I just tried it on my betta tanks today. I used 50/50 tap and bottled water.
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Old 06-12-2005, 02:28 PM   #2
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i've never done it, but I think it would really just depend on which bottled water you use. Some are basically charcoal filtered tap, some straight tap, some are spring water. I think there's been a call for legislation to control labeling so you know what your getting, but I don't know if anything has been put in place yet.

My thoughts would be, take a sample of the brand you use or plan on using and test it for what's important and if it tests ok, use it for a little while but watch your tank carefully (somethings we dont test for could still be in there) and if it works, it works, but stick with the same brand.

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O.K. heres the test results of the water

ph= 7.0
gh= 40ppm
kh= 10ppm
Po4= 0

Label said natural spring water.
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Sounds good to me! Those are some spoiled bettas
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Yeah they are, I just want to keep the water as good as I can so they will spawn.
I added a little more spring water then tap to the breeding tank.
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Have you seen the "Betta Water" sold at PetCo? It's bottled water for bettas!!
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I have heard about it but we dont have a Petco here.
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i think those like indian or somethign leaves would do more maybe? i saw them on aquabid
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Yeah the Indian Almond leaves. I got them on order..lol
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Have you seen the "Betta Water" sold at PetCo? It's bottled water for bettas!!
Good god....I wish I could believe you are kidding.
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