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post #1 of 5 Old 01-09-2012, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Well water w/high sulfer amount

I have well water that has high sulfer conent. Can I put this in my tank or should I use city water?
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-10-2012, 12:04 PM
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Do you know the exact number for sulfur?

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post #3 of 5 Old 01-14-2012, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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No I do not know the count but you can sure smell the sulfer when it comes out of the faucet.
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post #4 of 5 Old 01-14-2012, 01:29 PM
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If it were me, I would take a sample to a proper lab and have it tested. A high-end fish store might test for sulfur, though doubtful. The lab could probably also suggest methods to deal with this, if it is necessary. Live plants in the aquarim will assimilate some sulfur as a nutrient, and take up some as toxin, but the effectiveness of this depends upon the level of sulfur in the water.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-15-2012, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the advise
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