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dbeals 01-09-2012 09:25 PM

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?

Byron 01-10-2012 12:04 PM

Do you know the exact number for sulfur?

dbeals 01-14-2012 10:46 AM

No I do not know the count but you can sure smell the sulfer when it comes out of the faucet.

Byron 01-14-2012 01:29 PM

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.

dbeals 01-15-2012 10:01 AM

Thank you for the advise

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