Water Treated With Ammonia?

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Hello, my name is Austyn and I'm relatively new to the fish keeping community. I have two 20 gallon tanks mostly stocked with Guppies and a few platys. I want to put them outside in a small pond. However my water is pretreated with ammonia, I have been buying jugs of purified drinking water and distilled water for about 2 years now. Buying so much water (especially for pond) would be relatively expensive, so I'm hoping that I can use the hose water treated with some sort of Water Conditioner of course. I was just curious if there was any difference between the ammonia that fish produce and the ammonia that is put into drinking water, and if I can use this for my fish.
 

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Austyn Lane said:
Hello, my name is Austyn and I'm relatively new to the fish keeping community. I have two 20 gallon tanks mostly stocked with Guppies and a few platys. I want to put them outside in a small pond. However my water is pretreated with ammonia, I have been buying jugs of purified drinking water and distilled water for about 2 years now. Buying so much water (especially for pond) would be relatively expensive, so I'm hoping that I can use the hose water treated with some sort of Water Conditioner of course. I was just curious if there was any difference between the ammonia that fish produce and the ammonia that is put into drinking water, and if I can use this for my fish.
Hi and welcome!

So it's treated with ammonia? not chlorine?
I suggest using Seachem Prime and Double dose if neccesary. Also Suggest buying API master Test kit and testing the water so we know what level of ammonia we are dealing with. Good Luck!
 

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or buy the most concentrated version of prime which is called safe
 

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ILLBETHEJUDGE said:
or buy the most concentrated version of prime which is called safe
Yes! Sorry forgot about same, It's not more concentrated pretty much the same but powder version of prime and will give you more volume for per gallon for your money.
 

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Yes! Sorry forgot about same, It's not more concentrated pretty much the same but powder version of prime and will give you more volume for per gallon for your money.
totally right.
 
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Thank you for replying, I will check that out.
 
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