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Old 05-16-2013, 03:41 PM
 
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You're safer using a dechlorinator, but yeah, letting the water sit for a day will help. And use a good filtration system.
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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If you let the tap water sit for 24 hours, it will be fine, right?
This may or may not be true depending on what is in the water. It is generally true for chlorine, but many municipalities now use chloramine instead of chlorine, and chloramine is much more stable; it could take a few weeks for the chloramine to break down. It would be best to use a water conditioner designed to rapidly neutralize chlorine and chloramines. Not only does it make the tap water safe, but it will add protective 'slime' for the fish. Or you could use reverse osmosis filtering, UV sterilization, etc., but it may be more practical to just buy an $8 bottle of water conditioner.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Gold Fish do not live long because they get swallowed by college kids.


We put 10 gallons of tap water into our tank every week. Fill the bucket and pour it in. We usually drop in some prime, but not always. Same practice for nearly a year. Fish seem to be fine.
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:15 PM
 
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I don't think it is. I ran tap water when I had multiple salt water tanks going. I know it wasn't the smartest thing to do, but when your larges tank is a 125g, its painstaking to carry all that water back and forth every week. Just use water conditioners. To be extra safe, this is what I would do; fill a large container, maybe a 50g plastic container, and leave it there for around 24-48 hours, this will allow all the chlorine in the water to evaporate.
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:40 AM
 
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Yup, the tap water is harmful to fishes, and its not a sufficient place of water to live....Please change and place with good water like a drinking water..
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:45 AM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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I was always told to let it stand for awhile before introducing fish. Chlorine will escape he water. I think now days I'd be more concerned about creek water with chemical runoff than aerated tap water. My plan for now is to harvest wild tropical fish form our canals and use the canal water they were raised in. We have several species of the most beautiful iridescent colors and I have no idea what they are but they are most plentiful
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:27 PM
 
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I was always told to let it stand for awhile before introducing fish. Chlorine will escape he water. I think now days I'd be more concerned about creek water with chemical runoff than aerated tap water. My plan for now is to harvest wild tropical fish form our canals and use the canal water they were raised in. We have several species of the most beautiful iridescent colors and I have no idea what they are but they are most plentiful
I know people who have gotten wild sailfin mollies in that area, really pretty ones.
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:55 PM
 
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Gold Fish do not live long because they get swallowed by college kids.
Or by bigger fish. I had a giant Oscar for about two years. He would eat 50 gold fish a week. Fortunately gold fish were only $0.05 each back then.
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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I go straight from tap to tank. I use Prime though which is why my fish live. I wouldnt go tap to tank if I wasnt using prime.
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:50 PM
 
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I use RO water on all my tanks. In my saltwater tank, it goes straight in when topping off; in the freshwater tank, I usually mix half RO and half tap with a little neutralizer. Tap water will kill sensitive fish, or inverts, such as shrimp. I keep CRS shrimp and they are very sensitive to bad water.
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