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Postby tucker » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:40 pm

Just a quick question about water, At the moment i have been going to my local shop for the water for my tank i was just wandering if it is easier enough to do myself?
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Re: Water change water??

Postby Clare » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:46 pm

As in, you have been using RO water. This is not needed for Malawi to be honest, even if you are in a high nitrate area, if your water changes are large and often then your fish will thrive.
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Re: Water change water??

Postby tucker » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:02 pm

:text-thankyoublue: Im sorry i should of explained myself a bit more, in the past when i kept tropical fish i always done the treating of the water myself as in the dechlorinating. But this time around i have been getting the water from the dealer and they sell it as tropical with minerals but the dealer did tell me i could buy the minerals and do the water at home. I was just wandering what was best
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Re: Water change water??

Postby Clare » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:10 pm

Oh right, its cheaper to do it at home. Just use tap water and add dechlorinator.
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Re: Water change water??

Postby tucker » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:12 pm

What about the minerals?
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Re: Water change water??

Postby Clare » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:20 pm

If you want, you can add them but I used to add them. I then stopped and there was no difference in the fish what so ever. We always advice to add at least dechlorinator but the rest is up to you.
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Re: Water change water??

Postby tucker » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:22 pm

:dance: Cheers i think i will go back to doing it myself then.
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Re: Water change water??

Postby Malawi-farlow » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:16 pm

just use normal tap water and prime /tap safe :)
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Re: Water change water??

Postby karldonteljames » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:23 pm

I've always used API Stress coat+, My LFS do 1.9l bottles which treats 15,200l of water and has a shelf life of 1 year! at £15 a bottle it's fantastic Value. The mix is 5ml of API to 40l of tap water.

The bottle says :

MAKES TAP WATER SAFE
*Removes Chrorine & Chloramines
*Detoxifies heavy metaks

PROTECTS FISH
*The healing power of Aloe Vera
*Proven to reduce fish stress
*Replaces slime coat

http://www.arkpetsonline.co.uk/api-stre ... -6304.html
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Re: Water change water??

Postby GrubbyGirl » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:19 pm

Always aim to get your fish used to tap water rather than fiddling around with minerals and pH
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