| | What do you think of my local water quality (info from local water company)
This water supply zone is classified as supplying Very hard water.
Total hardness values expressed in carrying units (for the last calendar year)
Calcium (milligrams per litre) Calcium carbonate (milligrams per litre) Degrees Clark Degrees German (ºdH) Degrees French (ºf)
118 325 22.75 18.2 32.5
This postcode is part of the Zone 30 Upton Scudamore water supply zone.
Water can contain a variety of natural mineral salts depending on where it has been abstracted from.
We carefully purify all drinking water ensure that potential contaminants are removed.
This table shows the average values from samples taken over the last calendar year.
Summary of common water quality determinands for ZONE 30 UPTON SCUDAMORE
Determinand Number of samples taken Mean value Regulatory limit Unit of measurement
Aluminium 50 10.2 200 ug AL/L
Colour (by absorptiometer) 52 2.0 20 mg/L Pt/Co
Conductivity 52 578.0 2500 uS/cm
Copper 15 0.1 2 mg Cu/L
Fluoride 8 182.5 1500 ug F/L
Iron 52 10.2 200 ug Fe/L
Lead 8 0.3 25 ug Pb/L
Manganese 52 1.0 50 ug Mn/L
Nickel 8 2.1 ug Ni/L
Nitrate 9 10.9 50 mg NO3/L
Sodium 20 14.7 200 mg Na/l
Total Residual Chlorine 136 0.3 n/a mg Cl/L
Regulatory limit is the prescribed concentration or value (limits as defined by European Union and National standards) if applicable.
mg/l - one part per million.
µg/l - one part per billion.
mg/l Pt/Co - scale for assessing the visual clarity of the water.
µS/cm - measures mineral composition.
What do you think? I was intending to have a community tank with hard water accepting fish like Rainbows, Swordtails, Platys, White cloud mountain fish, Zebra Danio, various Tetras, Clown loach, Clown Plec (I already have the last 2 and they seem fine (along with 6 Silver dollars, 2 Oscars, Jack Dempsey and a Red tailed shark)), Cherry barb. Does this seem ok, any thoughts? I was going to be guided by a shop keeper as to what plants to have.