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How do you make tap water safe for fish?

Asked: Mélanie Rousseau, Last Updated:

Fish-keepers can make tap water safe for their fish by pre-treating it with a liquid water conditioner, obtainable from the aquarium store or pet store. Choose a product such as StressCoat (made by API) that instantly detoxifies both chlorine and chloramine as well as binding up any heavy metals.

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