Distilled water

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Distilled water

Post by CrabbyChelle628 » Wed May 27, 2020 9:49 pm

Do I need to declorinate distilled water?


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Re: Distilled water

Post by avocadocrabbies » Wed May 27, 2020 10:06 pm

I've never used distilled but I don't think so
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Re: Distilled water

Post by JoeHermits » Wed May 27, 2020 10:11 pm

No.

However be warned that distilled water lacks the trace minerals which many animals have evolved to get from their water. It’s fine for saltwater since the salt replaces them but we don’t know how hermits do drinking it fresh.


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Re: Distilled water

Post by CrabbyChelle628 » Thu May 28, 2020 12:27 pm

JoeHermits wrote:No.

However be warned that distilled water lacks the trace minerals which many animals have evolved to get from their water. It’s fine for saltwater since the salt replaces them but we don’t know how hermits do drinking it fresh.


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Ok, so is it better to be using distilled water for the fresh, or should i use tap water and treat it, and if i treat it how long does it stay treated? As i have read some where that the declorinater will wear off.

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Re: Distilled water

Post by JoeHermits » Thu May 28, 2020 4:35 pm

Dechlorinated tap water will be better and cheaper in the long run. Seachem Prime will bind to ammonia for only about forty-eight hours, which is probably what you heard.

Tap water usually doesn’t have a lot of ammonia, anyways. Otherwise it remains treated indefinitely.


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