Water Question

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Hello- I\'ve got a 15 gallon tank for my little res and use drinking water purchased from the grochery store to fill it.

I\'ve noticed that very shortly after changing the water (sometimes as soon as a day after) it begins to turn green. I have a filter in there, and am wondering what I\'m doing that\'s making the change so immediate. Is there anything safe to add to the water to prevent this from happening so quickly?

Any help would be much appreciated.
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Do you have the tank in front of a window? If so, the light is encouraging algae to grow. Moving it would help. (You don\'t need to buy water for your tank. If the tap water is chlorinated, use a dechlorinator to take out the chlorine and use tap water.)
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