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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-24-2004, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
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Do i need to pre-treat tap water for a plant only tank?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-24-2004, 12:44 PM
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-24-2004, 04:55 PM
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:hehe:

*edit - I'm not stringing you along....I was simpy amused at how quickly you received two, 'succinct', contradictory responses.

Hopefully, someone will take the time to give you an explanation. I don't know the answer.

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so what is this? pre-treatment or no..? well since chlorine is toxic to fish, but i duno what it is to plants
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You can do what you want but you should treat for chlorine and chloromine. I believe chloromine is more of a problem. Do a search on the Krib website and you will get a lot of information.

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No fish? Don't need to treat the tapwater. Even if the chloramine killed your beneficial bacteria, there aren't any fish that would be harmed by it, and the plants can soak up any ammonia that might be produced from decaying leaves and roots.
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Unless if you are certain it is ok not to treat the water I would, because it is dirt cheap and easy to do. Also it depends on how much water you change at a time. If you change 10% or less at a time I would definately think you are safe not treating.

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It is generally recommended if you are keeping fish as well as plants. There are however hobbysists, myself included, that will not treat water during water changes (up to 25-30%). If you truly meant a plant only tank, then no it is not necessary to treat the water.

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