Does tap water harm plant?

  1. axel Member Member

    i need to change sponge in my filter and do some water change,but i realized i almost run out of chlorine neutralizer..will it harm my plants in any way?
     
  2. maggie thecat Well Known Member Member

    Chlorine won't hurt your plants, but any fish, shrimp or snails will suffer. If it is only chlorine your water is treated with then you can draw the water and hold it for 24 hours. The chlorine will outgas and then the water will be safe to use.

    BUT

    If they use chloramines is purify your water supply, you MUST use a chemical neutralizer to make it aquarium safe.
     

  3. axel Member Member

    my country dont use chloramine in tap water,so i will assume it safe? its plant only tank..no fauna stock at all
     

  4. maggie thecat Well Known Member Member

    You're trying to cycle the tank. The bacteria you want to multiply are livestock. Tiny livestock. So put your water in a pail and do your change tomorrow.
     

  5. axel Member Member

    if i dose chroline neutralizer,how long should i leave the water? or just pour it in the tank?
     
  6. maggie thecat Well Known Member Member

    Neutalizers work instantly. Just add it and carry on.