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Old 03-18-2013, 07:40 PM   #1
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Walmart Aqua Culture Betta Pro Water


Is this stuff RODI? Is it safe for my skrimps or do i still need to use prime or another water conditioner. It says no chlorine or chloramines on the bottle but obviously I want to be sure! Did a search on my phone when I was in the store but I didn't come up with anything so I bought only 1 bottle.


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Old 03-18-2013, 07:43 PM   #2
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Well if it tells you there's none in there I think it's safe to assume there isn't.

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Old 03-18-2013, 08:29 PM   #3
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Is this stuff RODI? Is it safe for my skrimps or do i still need to use prime or another water conditioner. It says no chlorine or chloramines on the bottle but obviously I want to be sure! Did a search on my phone when I was in the store but I didn't come up with anything so I bought only 1 bottle.


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Walmart sells gallon bottle drinking water green capped. That is RO water.
Cheaper than that betta stuff IMO.

Also some walmarts have a culligan water dispenser....super cheap since refills of 5 gal jugs is like $1.50. You have to shell out to buy the 5 gallon bottle first though.
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Yeah, way cheaper options. Don't waste your money on "Beta" water.
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Default Walmart Aqua Culture Betta Pro Water

Ill check for the dispenser or the green capped water tomorrow. Should I return the betta pro or do you think it is safe to use with my crs?


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Small bottle is a rip off. Return it. Get a gallon of water.

What ph is the water out of your tap at home?

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Old 03-20-2013, 09:09 PM   #7
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Default Walmart Aqua Culture Betta Pro Water

Well I just did a marathon testing.

Tap
pH 8.4
TDS 35
KH 6
GH 3-4

Betta Water
pH 8.0
TDS 74
KH 7-8
GH 1-2

I also tested some of my tanks

Hex (did a large wc yesterday)
pH 6.8
TDS 75

55g
pH 6.4
TDS 147

29g
pH 6.6
TDS 78

3g ( fss substrate w crs)
pH 6.4
TDS 140
GH 6
KH 3

2g (fss substrate w rcs)
pH 6.4
TDS 143


I've only lived in this house for less than a month. The old house was a pH of 7 out of the tap. When I saw high pH out of the tap I almost flipped out because it occurred to me that I have never checked the tap pH in the new house. That being said, the tap seems better than the betta water. I would return it but I opened it to test it. What a joke!

So why is my pH so low in the non buffered tanks if my tap pH is so high? I never had this issue before but now I'm thinking I need to get some pH up for all my fish tanks (not shrimp). I didn't check every single tank but I have a feeling they are all on par with the rest.

Advise me please!


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Walmart sells gallon bottle drinking water green capped. That is RO water.
Cheaper than that betta stuff IMO.

Also some walmarts have a culligan water dispenser....super cheap since refills of 5 gal jugs is like $1.50. You have to shell out to buy the 5 gallon bottle first though.
I went back and there was non with the green capped. There was pink and blue I think. What is it called? There were several empty bays on the drinking water aisle.


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Drinking water or Purified water (grocery store labeling) is purified. Distilled would probably work but I stick with RO. There should be a water machine at the front of most Walmarts. Those are RO water. Cheaper to fill up gallon jugs than to buy them (.88 to buy, .37 for refills here).
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I didn't see one of the water filling machines at this Walmart. I neglected to ask anyone though.... All the water I saw was either distilled or "spring" water.
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If you look closely it should say processed by: (method) on the label.

My green capped bottles that I drink go something like this:

Great Value
Drinking
Water

Bottled BY:
Source:
Processed by:
Distributed by:
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If there were empty areas you probably just went on a day they hadn't restocked. I think ours restocks on Thursdays.
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Distilled should be with max. PH 7 KH=0 and GH=0.But it could be poison for shrimp if copper distillator have been in use.
Best deal is 5gal bottle from machine 1.25-2.00 per bottle
http://www.google.com/imgres?q=ro+wa...r:45,s:0,i:221
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Distilled should be with max. PH 7 KH=0 and GH=0.But it could be poison for shrimp if copper distillator have been in use.
Best deal is 5gal bottle from machine 1.25-2.00 per bottle
http://www.google.com/imgres?q=ro+wa...r:45,s:0,i:221
Yeah for sure, not all walmarts have them though. The one by my school has one, but mine at home doesn't.
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