Does botlede drinking water requires conditioner?

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Does botlede drinking water requires conditioner?

Post by boatswain » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:35 pm

Hello everybody.
In different sources, I see very different information. Soo... question:
Should I use water conditioner/dechlorinator if I use bottled drinking water for fresh and salt water for my crabs?
Thank you guys for your help!

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Re: Does botlede drinking water requires conditioner?

Post by BlookittiePC » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:08 pm

Most likely, because different bottled water brands tend to add trace amounts of minerals to their water. I'm hoping someone more experienced in this will step in and help!
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Re: Does botlede drinking water requires conditioner?

Post by JoeHermits » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:15 pm

It’s not always easy to tell what’s in bottled water. It’ll vary by brand, so it’s best to be safe and condition it if you choose that over tap water.


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Post by Hermie escape artist » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:18 pm

I've heard from multiple people you should incase ... I forget why but the bottled water has something in it that still needs cleaned ...

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Re: Does botlede drinking water requires conditioner?

Post by Motörcrab » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:37 pm

I'm not 100% positive on this but it may vary depending on the brand of water as well. Also depending on the process they use to purify the water it may not have all the minerals crabs require that normal tap water will still contain. I think some bottled water may just be tap water anyway.

Hopefully someone else can chime in and correct me if I'm wrong.



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Re: Does botlede drinking water requires conditioner?

Post by SLEPTAS » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:42 pm

To piggy back on this I have Culligan tap water and when I looked it up it said they dont put chlorine into their water they use ozone instead. Can I trust that? Would it be safe for them?

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Re: Does botlede drinking water requires conditioner?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:59 pm

SLEPTAS wrote:To piggy back on this I have Culligan tap water and when I looked it up it said they dont put chlorine into their water they use ozone instead. Can I trust that? Would it be safe for them?

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But you also have to remove chloramines and heavy metals. And neutralize ammonia.
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Re: Does botlede drinking water requires conditioner?

Post by boatswain » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:38 pm

Hmm... O my god... So complicated thing. Now I am unsure , may be my crabs sad because of water. But in my first sources they told: "If you use drinking bottled water - you don't need a conditioner..."

Just interesting is not to late? :(


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Re: Does botlede drinking water requires conditioner?

Post by boatswain » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:14 pm

And more than... What do you think about reverse osmosis water? I have 5 stage filter...

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Re: Does botlede drinking water requires conditioner?

Post by Hermie escape artist » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:47 pm

I heard the chemical they use to clean the water not sure if some drinking waters use chlorine to clean the water an do that what we have to worry about in the bottled water

Plus metals ...but

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Re: Does botlede drinking water requires conditioner?

Post by boatswain » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:01 am

Ughhh... really sad. Maybe this is my problem. my crabs dig down and I see them very-very seldom.
But, I repeat my question... Does anybody use reverse osmosis water?

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Post by Hermiesguardian » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:34 pm

boatswain wrote:Ughhh... really sad. Maybe this is my problem. my crabs dig down and I see them very-very seldom.
But, I repeat my question... Does anybody use reverse osmosis water?
There was another post about this recently with an answer. Do a search for reverse osmosis and I'm sure you'll find it.
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