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Water main break! - Hold off on WC?

Any thoughts on if I shouldn't do my 50% WC tomorrow as has been my routine for the past 3 months on my main tank?


BOUND BROOK, N.J. -April 9, 2005 — Thousands of residents in three counties remained under a boil water advisory Saturday, a day after a broken water main left many of them without water or with very low water pressure for several hours.

The advisory, issued by the New Jersey American Water Co. as a precaution, was expected to remain in effect at least through the afternoon. About 160,000 customers in Middlesex, Somerset and Union counties were told to boil water for three minutes before using it for drinking or cooking, although there was no evidence of contamination.

The break occurred at about 4:30 p.m. in a pipe below the Queens Bridge in Bound Brook. The cause of the break was not immediately determined. Repair work continued at the site early Saturday.
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id hold off on the water change, not worth the risk. maybe just hold off on dosing nitrates this round. i dont think any harm could come of not changing the water except for a possible spike in nitrates anyway, which isnt all that bad anyway for a planted tank.

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Well, depending on how big your tank is you could always do your WC with bottled water, but I agree with Spar that missing one won't be catastrophoic.

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anyone know if an RO unit takes care of this problem? or will some of the contamination leak through? I have an RO unit at home and could always just use it for 100% of the water change if that ever happened to my water supply.

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Thanks all, still curious if I can get a water report for my area as they must be testing it a lot more right now, but I don't see them publishing those results...
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anyone know if an RO unit takes care of this problem? or will some of the contamination leak through? I have an RO unit at home and could always just use it for 100% of the water change if that ever happened to my water supply.
Unless you have a UV involved, check the literature on your RO. My understanding is that they are not to be used on water that is (or could possibly be) bacterially unsafe.

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chems added after repair

I think the chemicals added after the repair will be a big hazard. they will need to sterilize the lines and so may use way more chlorine that normal or perhaps some other chemicals. I'd call the water dept to ask what they use and when the water should be clear of that chem.

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I'd sit tight for a week, Joe, for the very reasons Anona mentioned.

I don't think skipping a water change is going to be detrimental to your aquarium. The aquarium and fish are healthy and doing well. Everything should be fine!

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