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fill water

Postby clyde1961 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:57 pm

i have horible tap water.
can i use distilled water to top off the 20 gallon tank?
Or some other inexpensive grocery store brand bottled water.
thank you
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Re: fill water

Postby Big Den » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:41 am

Distilled water would be okay to top up a tank that has lost water through evaporation but not to use during a part water change. You should be changing at least 20% of your tank water each week at the very least. What is wrong with your tap water, have you tested it?
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