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City water analysis?

Can you tell me in my city water analysis report if there is something that contains the nutrients that we dose especially macros?, so i can include them in my dosing calculation, thanks.
http://www.lvvwd.com/html/wq_water_analysis.html
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NITROGEN, NITRATE 458 ppb
POTASSIUM 4.8 ppm

I don't see any phosphorus.
Micros:
CALCIUM 77ppm

General:
HARDNESS 312 ppm
pH 7.70

That looks like the pertinent info . . . but I'm no expert!
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Overall it's not bad, the nitrate is almost undetectable if converted in ppm, the potassium reading is helpful, it has a 4.2 ppm of co2 and the KH is 131 ppm, the only thing i don't like is the higher ph, but i can live with that, i wasn't sure if those are the same chemicals we use, thanks for the help.
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There is a serious downside to using municple water without running it threw a RO/DI filter. The water plants have to change the chemicals they use a couple times a year. A friend of mine said that about 20 years ago in Milwaukee allot of aquarists lost thier livestock because of it, both salt and fresh. I cannot confirm that story but a very good friend of mine works at our water plant and confirmed they do change the chemicals they use to fight off bacteria so they do not become resistant.
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I agree, they always do, but i can't afford nor bother with RO unit. I have non-planted large cichlid tanks and been using tap for years and so far no problem, i'll see where this planted takes me and go from there, i don't wanna make it anymore harder that it already is.
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Don't let Dave scare ya off from city water. I've been doing planted tanks for 3 years, all on heavily chlorinated/chloraminated water (is chloraminated a word?). Granted, it is from the great lakes. . . .
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Tap water is all i can afford anyway.
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Tap water will be fine. Just be sure to treat it with a good dechloronator like Seachem's Prime and you will be good to go.

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Sounds good to me, thanks
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I am sorry if my post seemed or was over the top.
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I am sorry if my post seemed or was over the top.
i think everyone's opinion is valuable here, so no need to apologize . there's more than one side to any story.
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I am sorry if my post seemed or was over the top.
Nah, it's a fair warning. I've heard that in some parts of the country, the water company will occasionally dump a larger than normal amount of chlorine in the system, to kill any micro-organisms that might have become resistant to the normal levels.

So use the chemical analysis equipment God gave you.. Smell and taste your water before putting it in your aquarium!
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Hey, with your info i will remind myself to check on city water report every once in a while.
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