Toronto/Peel/Halton water analysis - Page 2 - GTA Aquaria Forum - Aquarium Fish & Plants serving the Greater Toronto Area.
GTA Aquaria Forum - Aquarium Fish & Plants serving the Greater Toronto Area.

Go Back   GTA Aquaria Forum - Aquarium Fish & Plants serving the Greater Toronto Area. > FRESHWATER > General Freshwater Discussion
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Advertise Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

General Freshwater Discussion For all topics relating to freshwater fish to the in's and out's of maintaining a freshwater tank.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-19-2012, 12:19 PM   #11
splur
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Downtown, Toronto
Posts: 708
Feedback Score: (6)
splur has a spectacular aura about
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by InSpirit View Post
Tonight I did a tap water test for Scarborough's municipal water at it shows 0.5 ppm ammonia... which means chloramine is being used.
Yeah, I tested the tap water from downtown last fall and it had 0.5 ppm of ammonia, so they've been using it for a while.
splur is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-25-2012, 11:41 AM   #12
mousey
Devoted Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Newmarket
Posts: 198
Feedback Score: (3)
mousey is on a distinguished road
Default

you can check under york region - they used to have annual reports and it can be a bit scary. It lists how many injector malfunctions occur. That explains why on occasions a lot of people are out buying replacement fish. You can lose a whole tank on water change day because you never know when those injectors misfire. See my post today about newmarket water.
mousey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 11:39 AM   #13
OneLastDecree
Devoted Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 220
Feedback Score: (7)
OneLastDecree is on a distinguished road
Default

May be wrong; however, I read that they do not use Chloramine in North York water supply.
I still get 0.25 PPM of ammonia in my tap water though.

In the water report; they said there is Aqua Ammonia used to disinfect the water supply.
Would that be the cause?
Or is it the chloramine instead.
Even though they do not state that it is used int he water report.
OneLastDecree is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 12-23-2012, 09:48 PM   #14
ScarletFire
Devoted Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 261
Feedback Score: (6)
ScarletFire is on a distinguished road
Send a message via MSN to ScarletFire
Default

I found something for Hamilton: http://www.hamilton.ca/CityDepartmen...ityReports.htm

It doesn't look THAT bad, does it? (I'm looking at Greensville)
ScarletFire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2012, 10:28 PM   #15
getochkn
Senior Member
 
getochkn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 712
Feedback Score: (9)
getochkn is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ScarletFire View Post
I found something for Hamilton: http://www.hamilton.ca/CityDepartmen...ityReports.htm

It doesn't look THAT bad, does it? (I'm looking at Greensville)
Except for the 4.65 to 6.43 mg/L of Nitrates that greensville has compared to my water from the Woodward plant which is 0.39 to 0.48.
getochkn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2012, 10:55 PM   #16
ScarletFire
Devoted Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 261
Feedback Score: (6)
ScarletFire is on a distinguished road
Send a message via MSN to ScarletFire
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by getochkn View Post
Except for the 4.65 to 6.43 mg/L of Nitrates that greensville has compared to my water from the Woodward plant which is 0.39 to 0.48.
If I cycle the tank with plants, would it be okay to still use tap water? (I'm assuming that the area around McMaster University is supplied by Greensville considering that it's the closest plant)
ScarletFire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 09:50 AM   #17
Ryan.Wilton
Devoted Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Richmond Hill
Posts: 1,080
Feedback Score: (0)
Ryan.Wilton is on a distinguished road
Default

Not every region is the same within York Region.

I used to live in markham at elgin mills and woodbine. It's well water so no chemicals added. Same thing where my parents moved to up in Stouffville.
Ryan.Wilton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 01:01 PM   #18
SKurj
Devoted Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Oshawa
Posts: 495
Feedback Score: (21)
SKurj will become famous soon enough
Default

Here is Oshawa/Whitby/Ajax 2012 http://www.durham.ca/departments/wor.../OWAReport.pdf

And the durham index:
http://www.durham.ca/works.asp?nr=/d...ortsinside.htm
SKurj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2017, 01:34 PM   #19
Pocky
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Toronto
Posts: 93
Feedback Score: (0)
Pocky is on a distinguished road
Default

Hi everyone. An update on this. I bought some Seachem Safe to treat my water so I emailed City of Toronto water and one of the managers that work in the lab replied to me. The currently do not test for chloramine levels but still do for Chlorine. But he stated:

"The chlorine residual can be slightly above 1.4 mg/L at any given time. From some testing we have done in the past the total ammonia level has been in the range in the 0.2 to 0.35 range.

Seachem safe instructions: 100 mg/100 L of water will remove 1 mg/L (ppm) of chloramine, 1.4 mg/L (ppm) of chlorine and 0.33 mg/L (ppm) of ammonia

So it sounds like to be safe it might be best to use a bit more than the recommended amount.
Pocky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2017, 01:45 PM   #20
Dis
Devoted Member
 
Dis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 537
Feedback Score: (6)
Dis is on a distinguished road
Default

I'm in hamilton and have used the recommended amount for over a year without issue. Thanks for posting that info. Safe seems difficult at first but you learn to trust it

Sent from my SM-N900W8 using Tapatalk
Dis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.