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#1 marcjr


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Posted 09 April 2016 - 01:34 AM

So I'll be moving my fish from municipal water to well water soon. Are there any test kits that I should look into to test the well water, what should I look for? I was able to get a sample of the well water from the laundry sink in the house im moving into and the params pretty much match the water from my current house. 0 ammonia, 0 nitrate, 0 nitrite, 8.2pH


Not sure if the water from the laundry sink goes through the water softner or not.

#2 Cerberus


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Posted 09 April 2016 - 09:23 AM

Typically only hot water goes through a softener... or atleast it should.


Places like home depot sell a test kit that tests for iron and heavy metals, but I wouldnt worry about it.

#3 Kyle


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Posted 10 April 2016 - 05:33 AM

Just acclimate your fish well before throwing them in drip for like 45 minutes to an hour. There will be good if parameters are the same.
If your worried amazon has iron and metal tests.
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#4 Grosse Gurke

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 08:05 PM

You can test the KH and GH....but as said...I wouldnt worry about it.  I had fish in Wisconsin with well water that went through a softener and it was fine.


#5 marcjr


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Posted 15 April 2016 - 07:46 PM

Thanks for the suggestion guys.



I guess I read into it too much.....

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