check tap water for nitrates

Discussion in 'Aquarium Water' started by Jack Schiffer, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Jack SchifferNew MemberMember

    Hello everyone I just joined fishlore seems that their is loads of great information here.
    Well anyway if any of you use tap water cheak it for nitrates I found 10ppm in the summer and 5.0 ppm in the winter, since then I use distilled water that I buy from the
  2. Meenu

    MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    Welcome to FL, Jack. :)
  3. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

    Hi Jack welcome to FishLore
    I moved your post to a thread of it's own since that thread wasn't asking about Nitrates.
    Interesting info, thanks for sharing it!
  4. Shawnie

    ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    welcome to fishlore !!
    great reminder for those freshly starting tanks..but for well established tanks, that shouldnt be an issue and you can use your tap water just fine..adding a few live plants will take care of all the extra ....and the established bacteria should be able to handle those amounts of nitrates within a day or two ;)
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2009
  5. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Hello Jack and Welcome to Fish Lore!
  6. bettafish2816

    bettafish2816Fishlore VIPMember

    hi and welcome! :)
  7. Goldwing_Don

    Goldwing_DonWell Known MemberMember

    Hello and thank you for the Info.

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