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Old 05-31-2007, 04:53 PM
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I am in the process of constructing my first viv with a water feature and I was wondering if it was best to use normal tap water, or something like distilled water so as not to clog the pump with minerals?
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Either. Distilled will just pull minerals out of your setup so you'll end up having water with same minerals in it as tap water. I've never heard of a water feature pump going bad from mineral deposits.



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Rather than worrying about how the water will affect the water feature.. you might also consider the frogs. Tap water often (if not usually in most urban places) has chlorine,maganese, copper, iron, etc... You could test the water to see the chemical concentration.

As I live in the city, I play it safe and use RO or distilled water my vivs, and let the water pick up minerals from the gravel in the vivs.

good luck with the water feature. Are you doing a waterfall, a dripwall, stream, pond, or what?
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Thanks for the uick responses. I have well water, so I do not beliv that their is going to be an high amount of toxins in the water.

As for the water feature, I have this giant piece of mopani wood that has holes and caves running through the whole thing. I am running tubing form the pump to one of the holes in the back of the piece of wood from where it will flow down the rest of the piece into a small pond. I will post some picks when I get it up and running.
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Why not just buy a bottle of spring water. A one time use of this type of water seems like a good idea to help establish the tank. Distilled water will suck up minerals from other places and may take a long time to do so anyhow. Tap water could be dangerous.
Mist with distilled or RO water afterwards.
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just Boil the Water.
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Works, unless you pour the Boiling onto them.
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Boiling the water isn't going to do anything of benefit for this use.



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Removes Cholorides and Florides from the Water
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What's your source about boiling to remove florides? I'm finding mixed information.



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