Originally Posted by KevinC
Just to help clarify:
"City Water" I take to mean municipal water - you pay someone for the water you use in your house. This water is treated (chlorinated/chloraminated).
Exactly Kevin , thanks for pointing that out. I should have been more specific. Iam talking of treated water...many cities draw from Reservoirs, wells euc. but it the presence of chlorine that I am wondering is the difference.
Its just weird to me that my tank habits, filtration , CO2 levels and fertilizing routines have not changed and neither has the water parameters , other then the treatment by the city with chlorine.
The house I bought is only maybe 10 miles from my old one but I have never worked so hard and scratched my head so many times as I have since moving here.
I see the trend going to "still" having algae concerns with city water. I believe that ANY community water source has to be treated before distribution...I could be wrong though.
I thought I was on to something here...it just seems that there is a lot of algae woes these days and Im trying to understand why.
I myself have been getting it sporadically for NO dang reason and I have never had this problem till I moved here.
Lets see if more chime in...its amazing how many visitors do not vote, it takes two seconds...LOL