How to Select Water for Your Aquarium
Of course, the most important of all things in the aquarium is the water. Lincolnshire water is renowned for its high nitrate levels. What kind of water should you use, then? There is a lot of water treatments available out there and as such, different types of water that you can use for your tank. We will discuss each category so you can make a wise decisinitrateon.
First of all, you can use tap water. Aside from being cheap, this is the most highly recommended water to use in an aquarium because it is pure and it has not been treated with chemicals that might harm the fish. The problem is that you should also be aware of the ammonia and nitrate levels of the tap water in your area. This is why you need a water testing kit of if you’re in Lincolnshire, Perry’s Aquatic Centre offer a FREE water testing service.
Your other option is to use water that has undergone reverse osmosis. This is a kind of water that you can buy almost from any pet store. Reverse osmosis is one popular way to purify tap water. In fact, reverse osmosis is a procedure used to purify water for human consumption. The big issue in this kind of water is that it has no more ability to balance the chemicals that get into it. It is pure by itself but it will become hardened and unable to balance alkalinity, which is important for fish.
Whatever may be your option, you need to take into consideration the kind of fish you will put in your tank. Perry’s knowledgeable staff can advice you what kind of water suits what kind of fish best.
Call in to Perry’s Aquatic Centre today for your FREE Water test.
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