Originally Posted by freshwaterashley
I dontyet have a test kit but we have well water out here in the swamplands and i know for a fact it is high in iron. Does anyone have input if there is anything else in this kind of water that may harm my fish? Is the high iron count bad for them?
I have well water too, but have only had a problem when I did a large water change. I have a 36 gal
tank and did a 1/3 of the water change and my PH spiked up to over 8.6. I lost about 8 fish. I added about a cup of playground sand and now my PH is around 7.5 and remaining stable. I think I'll be fine as long as there aren't a bunch of fluctuations. I use a drop of water conditioner to a gal
of water, but my LFS
told me that since my numbers are good, to only do a couple of gal
at a time when doing PWC