08-27-2009, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Malcolm Little
Good morning, folks:
I would like to start keep fish again, but I have very hard well water a water softener complete with pelletized salt.
I've done some checking around online, and the water chemistry seems to be that I'll have salt in the water in some quantity, but not necessarily sufficient in range for brackish fish. And I'll still have hard water.
For me, it seems very reasonable to expect to only be able to keep salt tolerant, hard water species such as live bearers and possibly kribs.
What do other folks do in my circumstance? Having well water feels like a road block to returning to my favorite hobby/pets.
I also live with hard well water and use a softener w/ the salt pellets. The amount of salt it adds to the water is very small. I only keep freshwater fish and have not had any problems with it. Tetras, rainbows, rams, shrimp, and my caecilians don't seem to mind.