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Old 12-03-2013, 04:43 PM   #1
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Well Water instead of RO/DI water

Hey guys! I currently live in Auburn, AL (WAR EAGLE!), and I have been using RO/DI water for topping off the evaporated water. However, this Christmas break I am giving my tank to my brother back home. They live on a farm and run off a well system since it's in the middle of no where. I was wondering if it's possible to use well water instead of using RO/DI water. Also, any advice on moving the 30 gal tank? It's a FOWLR tank with two clowns, fire fish, and CUC. Thanks!
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You really will never know what's in the water. Chlorine obviously won't be a problem, but metals and other deadly things can. And moving with a tank- I have never done it, but you'll find somebody who has.
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You really will never know what's in the water. Chlorine obviously won't be a problem, but metals and other deadly things can.
I would suggest they invest in an ro/di unit or use distilled water.Brilliant_Barbs_21 is right you never know what other harmful chemicals can be found in well water.If that isn't an option at least a tds tester and some form of filtration is better than nothing at all.a tds reading is optimal at 0 but I have heard that water testing not much higher than 0 is still acceptable. They may need to add additional tests for copper and maybe others.
I am sorry I do not know how to transport tanks and fish but as mentioned it is common to move tanks.i hope to get information as well as I am sure to move in the future.
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