Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > Regional Forums > Canada
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 08-24-2004, 01:17 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 536
Toronto tap water quality?

Hello fellow Toronto fishers,
I have just set up a 55 gallon fresh water aquarium that I hope to populate with African cichlids. I kept South African cichlids a bunch of years ago and had little problem with the tap d'eau here. Just a little dechlorinator and time seemed to work out fine. However, my father-in-law who just recently visited commented that he could smell the chlorine. I can't, but maybe I have just become used to it. (I do shower, once a month whether I need to or not.) With Walkerton, the strange summer weather, and so on, what is Toronto tap water like these days. Is it more chorinated than it used to be. Are there other things to watch out for?
All the best. Jeff
I suppose I could just ask my LFS, but I trust you guys better.
__________________

__________________
In theory there should be no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.
Cafe Jeff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2004, 01:31 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 58
Im also very intrested in that... and if anyone knows what the tap water is like in Hamilton it would be helpful?
__________________

__________________
Hutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2004, 05:24 PM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
TankGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Richmond VA
Posts: 8,974
Your municipality should have a website that posts water quality, but hopefully someone in the know will come along to fill you in.

Your post caught my eye because I just finished some water changes and noticed a much more pronounced chlorine smell today than usual - I normally can't smell it at all. I believe water quality fluctuates as the system encounters this or that issue, so it may be more heavily chlorinated from time to time.
TankGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2004, 05:30 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 536
That's an excellent idea.
I'll see if I can find it. That said, I am still keen to hear what people with fish have to say rather than just what the city posts the water SHOULD be.
There were some scandals in the past with regard to people becoming sick and dieing from Ontario water due to a lack of proper chlorination. I just wonder if the pendulum has swung too far the other way.
Jeff
Me. Can't smell 'nuthing.
__________________
In theory there should be no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.
Cafe Jeff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2004, 07:15 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 536
Hi fellow Southern Ontarios,
I did some googling around and was unable to find listings for Toronto water quality. I am pretty sure they are using Chloramine. I still can't smell it, but straight out of the tap I am getting nearly 1 ppm.
Have I got this straight: out of the tap unless they use Chloramine I should have zero amonia? Jeff
__________________
In theory there should be no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.
Cafe Jeff is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tap water, water quality

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
Distilled Water + Tap Water for Bolivian Rams Breeding? BolivianRams Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 27 08-26-2009 10:56 AM
water quality adrian_0775 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 1 03-21-2009 07:07 PM
water quality ? JoshsReef Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 12-26-2007 03:30 PM
my tap water quality kostasonia Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 10-04-2006 06:07 PM
need help with water quality luck_y_777 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 4 07-09-2005 04:47 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:11 PM.


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