Well Water/soft Water?

Genavelle

Member
Hello everyone,

I just bought a new house, which uses a well system for water. There is also a water softener (which I don't want to turn off, because it's better for the pipes). However, I had always wanted to set up a tank with shrimp, silver hatchetfish, and live plants.

But I don't really know anything about well water or soft water in the aquarium, or how it would work with the fish/plants I want. Does anyone know anything about keeping a tank with soft well water?
 

nikm128

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Genavelle

Member
nikm128 said:
You just have to add back the minerals, seachem equilibrium is great for that
Okay, thanks. Not setting up a tank any time soon, but I still wanted to know for the future
 

nikm128

Member
Oh, I should've asked, what is "soft" do you have anything to test the GH/KH?
 

Kjeldsen

Member
Water softeners that use salt are unsuitable for freshwater aquaria or plants because they exchange the calcium with sodium. Outside faucets are usually bypassed for this reason, so you could possibly use this water.
 

aquanerd13

Member
Well water tends to be very hard and have a lot of heavy metals. I am on a well, so I need to add water softener because I have neon tetras.
 
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