Using Wellwater For Freshwater Planted Community Tank ?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Water' started by jmaldo, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. jmaldo

    jmaldoWell Known MemberMember

    My son is about to start a Freshwater planted tank using Wellwater. I have never dealt with this. Besides performing the API test, what does he need to know or do before adding to tank? Specific treatments required?
  2. maggie thecat

    maggie thecatWell Known MemberMember

    Treat it like city water. Use Prime, in case the local water has heavy metals in it. If you shock with chlorine periodically, I might use a double dose that week during a water change.

    Presumably if you drink the water, it is aquarium safe.
  3. AllieSten

    AllieStenFishlore VIPMember

    The one thing I would get is a kH/gH testing kit. This is a test to determine your mineral content or water hardness/softness. This could potentially be the only other issue with the water. Most people do just fine with well water.
  4. OP

    jmaldoWell Known MemberMember

    Good to know, it's drinkable but they don't. Thanks I should have remembered the Gh/Kh test.

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