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Old 01-28-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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What kind of water?

I am soon goign to begin cycling my first aquarium. Actually it's not my first, I had one about 5 years ago but there was a lot about fish keeping that I didn't know and all my fish died with 6 months. Back then I was reading a book that said that all of the water in my tank had to be store-bought distilled water. There was noting more discouraging about a PWC than having to go to the store and buying an uncarryable amount of water jugs and then carry them inside. Sometimes I would have to make multiple trips to the store for water jugs because they wouldn't all fit in my car. Is there any way around this?
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:08 PM   #2
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Tap water is fine, unless your tap water is really really bad. Use of a good dechlorinator, like Prime, is all you need, and you should be set.
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:15 PM   #3
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Thanks! Thats a relief. No more jugs! The tap water here is pretty clean so that should be no problem.
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wow. all that work must've sucked. i dont like walking to the bathtub to do water changes. how many bottles of water did you buy at a time?

do you have well water or does your city/town supply it?
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:42 PM   #5
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Yeah it did, I had to carry 15 two gallon jugs through a door and up a flight of stairs just to change the water. My town supplies the tap water. I've personally been on a tour through the purification facility since my grandfather is on the town utilities board and it seems sanitary enough.
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i'm pretty sure that if the water has purification it's gonna have chlorine
and will def need to be treated.

what size was your tank? 155?
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My tank size is probably going to be a 29 gallon unless I can scrape up a enough to go for the 55 gallon. Yeah, I anticipated it having chlorine in it so I was going to get the Seachem Prime conditioner that everybody is talking about. Will that do the job?
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Yup - that'll do it!
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