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Old 06-28-04, 10:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Water hard/soft

Just wanted to know what everyone uses for their reptile's water dishes. Tap water good enough or do you use bottled..Any thought?
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Old 06-28-04, 10:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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straight out the tap for me
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Old 06-28-04, 11:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i use tap water too
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Tap water. Really hard tap water too. (In the process of having a water softener installed).
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I use tap water too, the water here is soo damn hard, my one boa always has mineral deposits on her head lol
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I only use R.O. (reverse osmosis) water for myself and my herps.

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Anything BUT purified or RO water. I'd use pond water before I use that stuff.
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"Anything BUT purified or RO water. I'd use pond water before I use that stuff."

Jeff....just curious as to why such a strong statement about RO water? Have you found a problem with it in the past? I've only experienced and found good things with it, have you had problems??? Shane.
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Anything BUT purified or RO water. I'd use pond water before I use that stuff.
Jeff, I was kinda wondering about RO and purified. Wouldn't they be devoid of vital trace minerals in a reptiles diet?
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we use tap water which is from our well... now we do have a sediment filter and a uv filter but it's still got trace elements...
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Answered a year ago here:

tap water?

and here:

Purified or tap water?



Basically, PURE water is a detoxifier by purpose, but a LEACHER by default. Pure water has a better osmotic potential than your cells. You know, Grade 9 Science where things go from hi-concentration to low-concentration? Well minerals are ESSENTIAL to an animal's (and plant's) daily processes. We NEED Ca, Mg, Fe, Zn, K, Na, etc etc etc. Drink water that takes that stuff out and you're in for a world of hurt. Great to get rid of free radicals and other poisons that the average N. American eats daily. But reptiles don't have those toxins, so what does purified water take from them? All the ions necessary to complete every process in their bodies!!

Chemists call it "deionized water". And what does deionized water want to do more than anything else? It wants to ionize itself.
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Thx for the links Jeff, they were very informative!!
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LOL, no problems bro!
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Cool little lesson, Dr. Favelle... May I please use the washroom?

I use tap water....
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No Crannie. You should have thought ahead. Now, pay attention........



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