Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > Regional Forums > Southern States
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-01-2012, 07:53 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 6
Houston Water Help

I'm getting back into the hobby down in Houston, TX. Wondering if anyone in the area has any specific suggestions for dealing with Houston tap water. What does it come out of the tap like? What fish and plants work best/easy with our water? What do you do to make it better for your tanks? Thanks.
__________________

__________________
drewlovesheidi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 04:25 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
TheresaMcmurrough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 92
If u go online to your water department they will tell u the percentages of all chemicals that come out of the tap. I have a 40 and use straight tap water and just add the dechlorinator per instructions and my fish are happy
__________________

__________________
TheresaMcmurrough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 04:26 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
TheresaMcmurrough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 92
What local stores are your favorite?
__________________
TheresaMcmurrough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 01:16 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
nikki_kaiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 874
I just read your post. Did you use an alternative water source or RO water? I live in N. Houston as well and am looking for a supplier for Reverse Osmosis water. I have saltwater fish. Thx!
__________________
nikki_kaiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 03:11 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Crepe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 2,332
For fw. Straight out of the tap is fine. It comes out 7.4ph, 30ppm Ca and 4ppm Mg where I'm at. Don't worry about it. You will not have a problem.

As for RO, getting your own RODI system will be easiest. I have one installed (that I rarely use now since I don't do low ph planted tanks anymore). Fish gallery(excellent, but pricey fw selection(terrible if you're looking for dry goods)) city pets(cheap corals, cheap dry goods), T and T Fish and reef (best sw store in houston, HANDS DOWN)
__________________
Test NUMBERS with units are results; Not "They're okay."
Crepe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 03:28 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
nikki_kaiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 874
I will have to plan a day to go to T&T. I live in North Houston and I'm surprised there aren't more saltwater fish stores here. As far as RO units go, did you buy it online or local?
__________________
nikki_kaiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 08:17 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Crawdaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Montgomery, TX
Posts: 423
Ultimate fish down 2920 has a couple of used RO's, all you would have to do is change the filters.
__________________
12, 37, 55
Crawdaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 09:19 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
nikki_kaiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 874
Oh boo! I just ordered one last night but it was a great deal from purewaterclub .com . Not sure of how long it will last but a few on the forum bought one and said it was good. I just moved from Dallas last year so finding places for SW fish hasn't been easy. Any places you know of that carry cheap base rock for SW Aquariums?
__________________
nikki_kaiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 10:37 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Crawdaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Montgomery, TX
Posts: 423
I run FW, but ultimate fish carry's some, aquarium world out 290 carry's it, and there is a place out 242 towards Porter, can't remember the name, it's on the north side of 242 about 5-7 miles from 45 has rock.
__________________
12, 37, 55
Crawdaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 02:57 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
nikki_kaiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 874
Thank you!!
__________________

__________________
nikki_kaiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
houston, water condition

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Green Spotted Puffer Profile Terrance Freshwater & Brackish - Fish or Plant Profiles 2 12-31-2012 12:30 PM
water clarity problems pdw1731 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 10-14-2011 10:36 AM
gH lower than kH in soft water?? ae123 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 10-13-2011 08:40 PM
Water Quality Mcpousnret Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 08-15-2011 11:37 AM
I'm stumped leikela Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 8 06-30-2011 07:01 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.