Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Hunterdon county New Jersey usa
Nitrate level of well water
Newbie here. I have been living in my home for 7 months. It has well water. Before this the house sat vacant for about 1 year...no water use and the aquifer was dormant . I recently performed new water tests on my well water. Upon filling a clear container with this water I noticed that it had a slightly yellowish tint to it.
The NO3 level has risen from 1.5ppm to about 3 ppm. I am concerned if this is getting on the high side for water used for a water change. (I do have an RO unit I could use if necessary).
I my goal is to eventually be running a high tech tank so I don't know if this would warrant a lower NO3 level for water used for a water change.
Is the NO3 level ok or should it go through an ro system first?
Iron level still measures 0.0 on a seachem multi test. I thought that might have contributed to the yellowish color.
Can anyone tell me what could be causing a slightly yellow tint?