Using Groundwater for freshwater planted aquarium
I'm hoping to start a 48x12x18 low-tech planted aquarium soon.
Can I use the groundwater in my aquarium (during intial setup, cycling and continue to use it henceforth)?
FYI, the groundwater in my place is hard, promotes algae growth (i have seen algae building up inside the hose of the washing machine in my home - high phosphate, ammonia/nitrate content?), the vessels that i use to boil the water has white salty deposits throughout the inner surface.
Thanks in advance for your ideas.