Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Stevens Point, Wisconsin
'Seeding' distilled water with trophs?
My water is horrible. So I bought ten gallons of distilled water to start my tank. It's 88 cents a gallon, so I won't have any trouble buying a gallon-plus a week for water changes.
I'm worried about not having the right bacteria, microbes, amphipods/copepods/ostrocods, etc. So I'm thinking about going to either the Wisconsin River (which I drive past every day) or the pond out at the local wildlife reserve, and getting about a cup of water to 'seed' the distilled water with during tank set-up.
Is this something I should or should not do? Will it help? I can't imagine it would hurt.
I just wanna have some happy fish and some happy plants.