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Old 06-21-2013, 01:21 AM   #1
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I am wondering if its ok to use my well water in my salt water tank? Just getting ready to set it up and I can't find RO water anywhere. Last time I tested my well about a year ago it was great water? What could happen if I used my well water?

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Old 06-21-2013, 12:14 PM   #2
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Probably not a great idea. If you can't get ro/di water you can use distiller water instead.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:36 PM   #3
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It depends what all is in the well water. Typically tap water has things in it beyond the chlorine/chloramine that are bad for fish. Sometimes it causes problems over time, usually not right away. What did you test in your water? Do you know the TDS?

Not sure where you are, but in my area, almost every grocery store and gas station has one of those big water dispensers where you bring your own bottles to fill. They use carbon and RO and it runs about a quarter a gallon. TDS is usually around 003. Not perfect, but way better than my tap water. There are also a few stores that strictly sell water. I've never tried those though.
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I'm in eastern maine and our options are very limited. I checked a few walmarts last night when I was in bangor and they didn't have any. Ill have to check Machias and see what they have.

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There is always the option of purchasing a RODI system. The cost is up front, but saves money over time. Also saves carrying around all the 5g containers to the store and back.
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I am wondering if its ok to use my well water in my salt water tank? Just getting ready to set it up and I can't find RO water anywhere. Last time I tested my well about a year ago it was great water? What could happen if I used my well water?

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The water may be good but some minerals that are good for us are not good for marine animals copper is one .
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