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What kind of water do you use?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by biomarine2000, Jul 18, 2009.

What type of water do you use?

  1. Distilled

    14 vote(s)
  2. Tap with chlorine

    32 vote(s)
  3. Tap Dechloronized

    15 vote(s)
  4. Other, describe

    22 vote(s)
  1. biomarine2000

    biomarine2000 Arachnoangel

    Does it matter what kind of water you use? For example, distilled, tap, spring, dechloronized. Post what you use. I've been using distilled but am not sure if it is necessary.
  2. well, i asked the same question a while back...heres the link to it:

  3. biomarine2000

    biomarine2000 Arachnoangel

    Thanks for the link. I tried searching but this seemed too broad for my searching abilities. I would still like everyone to leave their vote in the pole if you dont mind.
  4. Skullptor

    Skullptor Arachnobaron

    I make my own. Two parts H; one part O.

    sorry, I couldn't resist. :eek: Regular ole tap water (I believe it's chlorinated too). I used to use bottled that started after a hurricane and just kept using it. I have since switched to Neuse river water out of the tap. :)
  5. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    I use rain water, so I vote for other. :)
  6. jbm150

    jbm150 Arachnoprince

    I used bottled water, either spring or distilled. The biggest reason for me was that it didn't leave as many water spots if I misted the walls of the tank. Honestly though, I'm not sure it makes a difference.
  7. i feel the same way...no offense to you nor joe but you're lucky i got here before xhexdx did :p
  8. Filtered tap water usually. Sometimes I forget to turn on the filter on my faucet, and the t's get regularly leaded tap..oops! :8o
  9. Spyder 1.0

    Spyder 1.0 Arachnoprince

    Brita filtered tap water is what I've switched to recently.

    Only because there is high calcium in Guelph water. People get kidney stones here all the time from it.
  10. biomarine2000

    biomarine2000 Arachnoangel

    I'm not scared of Joe. lol.
  11. xhexdx

    xhexdx ArachnoGod Old Timer


    Just kidding.

    Eh, whatever. I don't like your choices though, so I'm not voting. :}
  12. Paramite

    Paramite Arachnoprince Old Timer

    We've already had debates about this recently (as you know by now), so I'm only going to say what I said before: I use tap water and I don't let it be for 24 hours or any other BS. It's really not necessary. It has NO ill effects on tarantulas.
  13. biomarine2000

    biomarine2000 Arachnoangel

    Tell me what you use then. I would really like to know.
  14. Nomadinexile

    Nomadinexile Arachnoking

  15. Bah, chlorinated tap is fine. The water sits around for a long time before they drink anyway and the chlorine is long gone by then.
  16. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    Have you heard about the medications they have found in tap water? They don't evaporate and I doubt they are good for Ts. Probably what happened to Robs mutant slings! :eek:
  17. I use distilled water. It doesn't matter for the tarantulas, but it leaves much less spotting on the terrarium sides than the local water. The alternative out here is well water, and I live in a limestone formation - water is incredibly hard. The spiders don't care, but if I mist or splash water on the sides of the terrariums, I soon have a container with white sides that can't be cleaned except with strong acid.

    Chlorinated water isn't available where I live, but if I lived in town and had to use the stuff they pump through the pipes there, I'd probably use bottled water instead. Some years ago when Tucson switched from ground water to treated Colorado River water the chemicals they treated it with ate holes in the pipes of old houses. If it dissolves the plumbing, it can't be good for tarantulas. Nowadays they have adjusted the treatment process - so it's supposed to be better. But I'd still be doubtful. And distilled water is cheap enough that it's not a problem.
  18. flamesbane

    flamesbane Arachnobaron

    I voted other and use well water.
  19. violentblossom

    violentblossom Arachnoknight

    Bottled. The tap water we have where we live is apparently pretty nasty for drinking. When my fiance moved out here, there was a letter sent to all nearby residents warning that our water had amoebas in it, so yeah. We get our water else where, and my T's drink what I do.
  20. moose35

    moose35 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    i voted other.
    i just use water from the toilet. its already cold and shoot its good enough for the dog so why not.