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Old 08-01-2013, 06:04 PM   #1
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Airconditioner / dehumidifier

I have a portable air conditioner and wondering instead of dumping the water it collects over the period of a few days ( 5 gal )
Could this water be saved and used for mixing or top off water ?
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Run some crazy tests and let us know, but I would never even try it!!! Bad idea
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:35 PM   #3
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I have a portable air conditioner and wondering instead of dumping the water it collects over the period of a few days ( 5 gal )
Could this water be saved and used for mixing or top off water ?
definitely a bad idea it collects dust and other particles that could be harmful for your fish
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I have a portable air conditioner and wondering instead of dumping the water it collects over the period of a few days ( 5 gal )
Could this water be saved and used for mixing or top off water ?
I wouldnt even attempt it. Testing or not. You could test for all the normal aquarium parameters (ammo,trites,trates, etc) and still miss a TON of other pollutants. You are also talking about water that comes in contact with refrigerant, which is highly toxin
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I agree with huma I'm an hvac tech, that water also will come into contact with copper, iron, and aluminum. that little bit of water will destroy your tank!
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