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View Poll Results: Which Water Source
R/O pure no additives 1 3.45%
R/O with some additive (please mention calcium etc) 3 10.34%
Bottled spring or mineral water 5 17.24%
Any of the water mentioned above plus black water (mention what type of water) 20 68.97%
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Old 03-31-2006, 02:32 PM
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Default POLL Who uses black water with their tadpoles?

I am looking to see who use different water for their tads.
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Old 03-31-2006, 02:38 PM
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Distilled water with a little black water extract and java moss.
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Yes, I also use distilled with blackwater and some java moss.
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RO, RO right, pH stable, discus trace, blackwater expert.
Oak leaves and java moss or hornwort in the cups.
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With my next group of tads I'll be using distilled water reconstituted with oak leaves then with pothos, java moss, and algae in a communal setup. This will be about three-five gallons of water total from my estimate. I'm going for a pond style setup to alleviate the attention traditional tad care requires. In about three-six months I'll know if it works or not.



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I have completely moved to reconstituted RO water for my tad and so far they are doing great.
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Spring water w/ black water extract
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Spring water with Blackwater Extract.
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Spring water with wild almond and/or oak leaf tadpole tea concentrate
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Has anyone done analysis on the dissolved solids in spring water?

I use R/O, homemade tadpole tea, and R/O right.

-Solly
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I use RO with RO Vital and Blackwater. With young tads, I place a small piece of oak leaf in their 4oz rearing cup. Have also used Elodea(sp?) with good results.
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I use spring water with black water extract
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Ditto! Spring water with black water extract.
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regular tap water.
stays in an opened plastic bottle for 48 hours before i use it for the tads ...
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right outa the sink with a healthy dose of kent black water expert and some chlorine remover. So far i have only had 2-3 cases of spindly leg in the last few years.

Just remember everyones tap water is different...
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Just remember everyones tap water is different...
i just have to agree with what you wrote :P :wink:
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Just remember everyones tap water is different...
i just have to agree with what you wrote :P :wink:
Yes...you particularly need to get rid of chloramines (if you're city water has it), which don't evaporate like the regular chlorine, you will probably want to use a product to get rid of it.
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Especially with some systems using chloromine rather than chlorine - this does not break down like chlorine does (at least not nearly as fast, which is why some places are using it)! These will need a Tap Water Conditioner that converts chlorine and chloromine into harmless substances (note that these will still show up in chlorine water testing kits tho, but after the conditioner are not harmful).

Getting your tap water tested initially, and regularly after that, will let you know how you need to modify your water to what it should be (it can change over time). But if you want to just do the same thing all the time, no matter what, and not worry about it, RO is really the only way to go.
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