Originally Posted by klmccallum
I use to use distilled water until I found a water conditioner you add to basic tap water. I keep a 2 gallon jug full of tap water & the conditioner next to the tank for topping up. I also use this stuff called Melafix once a week. It's a medicament that helps with waterborne disease. There are other water treatments I add but the water conditioner and Melafix work wonders.
So far (knock on wood), we have a Danio pushing 10 years and a pleco pushing 8!
How big is your tank Claudia?
wow, that's a long time for a fish to live...it's a 20 gallon tank...never seen Melafix, might have to find it on the Internet.
I filled up 2 gallon jugs of tap water today to let them sit for a while, so far the water is OK, I also added the conditioner to the tank before I even got the new fish..no dead ones yet
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Chewie, Golden Retriever born 11/2006
Sadie, Lab/mix born 8/2007
Chloe, Golden Retriever born 10/2008
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