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Old 04-13-2018, 06:43 PM
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Re: Is tap water ok?

My tap water is disgusting and, arguably, not fit for human consumption. It comes out of the tap at 700-800 ppm for its total dissolved solids. The EPA says 500 is the max that's tolerable. We bought a TDS meter after my freshwater shrimp kept dying after they'd molt and I was appalled. The fish seem to have adapted but I ended up deciding that shrimp keeping in this house just wasn't going to be possible. We only drink and give our pets bottled water now.

So, basically, it's entirely dependent on your local water quality. Chlorine can always be boiled away or you can use fish tank-grade dechlorinators but your TDS is, unfortunately, there to stay unless you have an RO/DI system.

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