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Would it be ok to dry dose using tap water?

When I go to dry dose, I dip some tank water into container then dissolve ferts and pour back into tank.
Would it be okay to just get some water from the sink and go from there?
Would that small amount of chlorine/chloramine hurt anything?

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Nope, that wouldn't make a difference. Only thing is temperature, if you use cold tapwater, takes a little longer to dissolve things like K2SO4.


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Adding tap water to dry fertilizers should be fine. Whatever the parameters of your tap water, you are going to be using such a small amount of tap water, it should have no influence on the diluted ferts.

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I agree with the above also, I run my high light tank topless, so evaporation is much greater throughout the week, I usually have to add at least a gallon a week, I never treat it, straight from the tap to the tank...

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I agree with the above also, I run my high light tank topless, so evaporation is much greater throughout the week, I usually have to add at least a gallon a week, I never treat it, straight from the tap to the tank...
Thanks, Wolfie for you always take the complicated out and put the fun in...

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