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    Hey guys I was just wondering what you all use to treat tap water for your frogs and the various water accessories in their vivariums, or do you just buy some sort of dechlorinated water. If you buy it where do you get it from. I also have some treatment I use for my fishes water and I was wondering if that would do the job. Sorry this is probably a dumb question

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    There are no dumb questions, particularly when it comes to water treatment. How you treat your water ultimately depends on your supply. Here in New York there has been a statewide increase in the amount of chlorine added to tap water. My local water supply is also notorious for contaminants. Therefore, I use a reverse osmosis system for all my frogs vivarium water and I use distilled water for my misting systems. The goal is ultimately to provide water as free from contaminants as possible. Also, purified water leaves terrarium glass much cleaner as there are no mineral deposits. Note, I only use distilled in my misting systems as any minerals will quickly wear out and clog the nozzles. There are recommendations that distilled water not be used for water dishes and water features exclusively as it eliminates too many minerals. However there are mineral additives available at aquarium suppliers if you chose this method. If you have only a single frog you could probably just use quality bottled water.

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    Are most of these reverse osmosis systems upward of $100 and thanks for all the help!

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    The one I purchased was around 150 dollars. Price runs the gambit from around 100 up to several thousand. If you’re seriously considering this option do some reaseatch and shop around. It’s worked very well for me.

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    One thing that can be helpful, is to use an air stone in a bucket of water and use aquarium safe water treatement as well. Kind of making a fish tank without fish, and use that water.
    For misting, destilled or battery water helps a lot because you don't get all the calcium buildup of hard water.

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