check tap water for nitrates

  1. J

    Jack Schiffer New Member Member

    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
    supermarket.
     
  2. Meenu

    Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

    Welcome to FL, Jack. :)
     
  3. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator 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

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    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 ;)
     
  5. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Hello Jack and Welcome to Fish Lore!
    Ken
     
  6. agabr123

    agabr123 Fishlore VIP Member

    hi and welcome! :)
     
  7. Goldwing_Don

    Goldwing_Don Well Known Member Member

    Hello and thank you for the Info.