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Post Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:26 am   Re: she drinks her water

Kansasslider wrote:
Impulse Shopper wrote:Gonna get a filter. Thanks, ya'll.

What size is your tank?


10 gallons.

Am I really supposed to start using bottled water, now? So much to learn.
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:18 pm   Re: she drinks her water

I wouldn't buy a canister filter until you get a bigger tank. You don't have to buy bottled water. You could use a Britta faucet filter or if you really have no choice keep using the water conditioner. Yea I actually just said that. I won't use it but that's just me.
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:12 pm   Re: she drinks her water

Can't go wrong with a Britta faucet filter! Thank you!!! :)
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Post Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 10:26 pm   Re: she drinks her water

don't tell me to quit reptisafe. ingredients: water, dechlorinating agent, synthetic organic polymers (isnt it wrong to use synthetic and organic in the same sentence?) , chelating agent, electrolytes.
hmmm.... maybe ill get a carbon filter thing, but will it remove chlorine as well as reptisafe? its the only water conditioner i ever used.
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Post Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 5:46 am   Re: she drinks her water

Water changes and carbon will keep your water clean and healthy.
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Post Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 12:28 pm   Re: she drinks her water

ya sure?
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Post Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 12:29 pm   Re: she drinks her water

i dont want to hurt her with her water condition
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1 crippled minnow
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1 betta
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Post Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 12:29 pm   Re: she drinks her water

which, in this case, would be chlorine.
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1 crippled minnow
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3 sarassa comets
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1 betta
3 cory cats
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Post Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 12:31 pm   Re: she drinks her water

i have carbon (activated carbon i think) in my fluval 406.
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1 crippled minnow
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Post Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 1:01 pm   Re: she drinks her water

I have a 300 gallon tank and all I use is carbon filtered water to do water changes. I also have carbon in my filter and change it monthly.
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
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1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
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Post Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 1:56 pm   Re: she drinks her water

so my filter is all i need? how long is carbon good for?
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1 mutt
1 crippled minnow
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3 zebra danios
1 betta
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Post Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 7:18 pm   Re: she drinks her water

I run my water through a whole house water filter with a carbon filter. viewtopic.php?f=9&t=33171
The carbon that you use in your tank filter lasts about 2 weeks but most change it monthly. The carbon you use in a whole house filter lasts much much longer.
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
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300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
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Post Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 10:19 am   Re: she drinks her water

soo.... do i really have to get the whole setup? :?
1 red eared slider
1 mutt
1 crippled minnow
1 ranchu goldfish
3 sarassa comets
1 dojo loach
3 zebra danios
1 betta
3 cory cats
3 white clouds
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Post Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 8:36 pm   Re: she drinks her water

No the carbon in your filter will probably do the trick.
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
(Housed in the same tank)

300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
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Post Posted: Fri May 08, 2015 2:16 pm   Re: she drinks her water

are you absolutely sure O_O p. s. how long does fluval brand carbon last again?
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1 mutt
1 crippled minnow
1 ranchu goldfish
3 sarassa comets
1 dojo loach
3 zebra danios
1 betta
3 cory cats
3 white clouds
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