well water for a planted tank?

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  1. Gexx

    Gexx Giant Squid

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    i was wondering if i could add maybe a gallon of water to my ten gallon tank straight from the tap? we live in the county so we have well water. i thought this might help the plants in the planted tank grow since it doesnt go through as much filtering as city water and it has high iron. the other 9 gallons of water will be RO/DI.

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    Gexx
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You could use all tap as long as you remove the chlorine. I use all tap in my planted tank.
     
  4. tharsis

    tharsis Peppermint Shrimp

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    ^ +1 I would use all well water, it will have all the nutrients that the plants need.
     
  5. Gexx

    Gexx Giant Squid

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    ok. for chlorine would i just let it sit for 24 hours to let the chlorine evaporate? is there even chlorine in the well water?
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If the well is your own most likely no, just check with your parents.

    If it is shared possibly again check with your parents. You could use Seachem Prime or let the water sit for 24 hours while it is aerated.
     
  7. Gexx

    Gexx Giant Squid

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    ok, thanks man(or Ma'am)!
     
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  9. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    LOL, man is fine
     
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