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    Quote Originally Posted by sheamurai View Post
    I wasn't suggesting you go DI, but straight RO...thats what stores generally sell...

    I personally wouldn't want to go cutting your water...then your fish would be subject to the slight variations you might get when you mix it. Best to either stay straight tap, or straight new.

    Also, your lfs should have similar water to yours, unless its far away. Why not ask what their levels are - perhaps your betta will already be used to your water. The cups won't be on their filtration system so they may be using straight tap water for the bettas.
    Excellent, sound advice. That's what I'd do.

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    Does anyone have experience with IAL? Would they help?
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    1: Planted Betta Tank 1, Grimsby (male betta)
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    3: Eclipse QT Tank

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    My water is like liquid rock, with a pH of 8.0, and my bettas are fine. They really don't seem to be sensitive to this stuff as long as you acclimate slowly. They live in some varied situations in the wild, and generally adapt well.

    As far IAL goes, that doesn't really help enough to make a difference, and you're back at square one every time you do a water change. I think you will be OK as long as you introduce your new fish slowly. If you do planted, your plants will like the minerals in the water as well, which will reduce them a bit.
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    1 - 55 gallon planted community
    3 - 10 to 20 gallon planted betta tanks
    My advice: slow down, think, and be willing to learn. Then you'll be fine, no matter what.

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