Water Levels Continued - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 11-24-2007, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
New Member
omordn's Avatar
Water Levels Continued

Hello Everyone,

I have been posting recently on how my water levels are high and so on. Well, I just found out why. I don't know why I didn't think of this earlier, but it turns out that my tap water where the city I live in contains some ammonia and nitrate.

I was told to not worry about investing in an RO but now... I am not too sure on that. I am really upset that my tap water contains all of that. I thought it was illegal. I don't want to keep doing water changes in my tank because of this... will it harm my fish? I feel like I am on limbo. I don't know what to do.
omordn is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 11-24-2007, 07:41 PM
SKAustin's Avatar
Have you tried testing your tap water? you should also take a trip to your local Water Dept and request a list of impurities in, and chemicals added to your local tap. You may be very surprised. I would start out small and think about a simple tap filter. If you're going with a marine tank, then think big and go for the R/O. For FW, a simple tap filter (Pur, Brita, ect) should help remove most of the impurities and help keep your levels down.

Take pride in what you do, for it is a reflection of who you are.

The Haunting Grounds - SKAustin's Reef Diary - Part 2 (the 75g upgrade)
SKAustin is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 11-24-2007, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
New Member
omordn's Avatar
I'll look into water filters. Thank you... and I am just completely amazed with this whole issue with my tap water being contaminated. I can't believe that not only am I contaminating my fish, but also my dogs. FILTER... HERE I COME!
omordn is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
its 3 a.m. do you know where your water levels are? zachhay11 Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 3 09-16-2009 02:30 PM
Water Levels? closeyetfar Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 2 08-10-2008 08:58 PM
Update water levels Holly Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 13 12-22-2007 11:51 PM
Water Levels Continued omordn Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 2 11-22-2007 07:16 PM
snail's water levels beetlebz Invertebrates 2 10-17-2007 03:55 PM

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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome