- 7 Jul 2013
Just a quick question, and probably a silly one. I'm just starting a brand new planted tank and was wondering if i need to treat the water with water conditioner before i put it in the tank or can i fill the tank and then add the water conditioner? Obviously the plants will be in the tank before i fill for the first time. I know i need to condition the water before it goes in the tank when i am doing water changes, so it doesn't affect any beneficial bacteria. I just wasn't sure if untreated tap water would affect the plants, obviously it would be a lot easier, when filling the tank for the first time to add the water conditioner after the tank has filled.