Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Adelaide South Australia
Can someone please check my tap water for me?
Hi, I have just signed up to your forum, this is my first post so I hope it goes ok.
I would like to ask people to take a look at the major players in my tap water, I live in Adelaide South Australia (but from the UK) so I hope you don't mind me being here, this is the site I use to do all my research.
I got my local water company to send a tap water data request through after finding it difficult to work out Ca and Mg from using a GH and Ca test kit.
I am currently doing my best to set up a planted tank with pressurised CO2 and dosing EI, its going ok but not great, I research and tweek and research and tweek but its like groundhog day......sigh
Anyway, what I would like to ask you very kind people is will you take a look at my tap water and tell me what I need to do with it for giving a good environment for a general planted tank, I have a RO DI unit that I use to fill my top off tank and I also have bicarb, Ca, Mg, Reconstitute RO and dry ferts.
Do you think its ok as it is but to add something to it or is it best mixed with some RO or should I not use it at all?
Any help will be greatly appreciated, thank you.
Alkalinityas Calcium Carbonate 47.361 mg/L
Barium total 0.026 mg/L
CalciumHardness as CaCO3 46.1994 mg/L
Chlorides totalas NaCl 140.257 mg/L
Chlorinefree 0.342 mg/L
Chlorinetotal 0.469 mg/L
Copper total0.031 mg/L
Cyanide asCN total <0.05 mg/L
DissolvedOxygen 9.278 mg/L
Dissolvedsolids by calculation 235.176 mg/L
Iron soluble0.0045 mg/L
Magnesium hardnessas CaCo3 43.500 mg/L
Manganesesoluble 0.0005 mg/L
Manganesetotal 0.0014 mg/L
Molybdenumtotal 0.0001 mg/L
Nickel total0.0004 mg/L
Nitrate+Nitriteas N 0.0280 mg/L
Nitrate +Nitrite as NO3 0.114 mg/L
Nitrate asnitrogen 0.0002 mg/L
Noncarbonatehardness as CaCO3 45.611 mg/L
Phosphorusfilterable reactive as P 0.0086 mg/l
Phosphoroustotal 0.006 mg/L
Silicareactive 2.093 mg/L
TKN asNitrogen 0.173 mg/L
Total dissolvedsolids 264.857 mg/L
Totalhardness as CaCO3 91.861 mg/L