Well water parameters/interpretations
I am in the very early researching phases- contemplating a planted 75 g aquarium. However, my well water seems to kill fish. WCs woth distilled or spring water store bought are fine, one time using well water and disaster strikes. I had my water tested via national testing laboratories, and I'm wondering if someone can hel me interpret the results to see if my hunch is in fact truth, and whether this is fixable or do I just need to go with a RO Filter. Water conditioner doesn't seem to pass muster and I'd rather not kill anything else.
Best guess is at copper, 1,240 mg/L
Also trace amounts of potassium, magnesium, silica, calcium, sodium and zinc.
Zinc could be a problem as we'll maybe? .024 mg/L
Also above copper should have read 1.024 mg/L
Alkalinity as CaCO3 - 20 mg/L
Hardness - 11
pH - 6
TDS - 30
Am thinking possibly acidity of water is leaching Cu & zinc from pipes? Thoughts?
Or maybe a pH swing?
Last edited by Darkblade48; 10-30-2014 at 12:11 PM.
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