Using Wellwater For Freshwater Planted Community Tank ?

  1. jmaldo

    jmaldo Well Known Member Member

    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 thecat Well Known Member Member

    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

    AllieSten Fishlore VIP Member

    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.
     
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    jmaldo

    jmaldo Well Known Member Member

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