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Old 03-03-2013, 01:53 PM   #1
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Hopefully not a stupid question :/

I was wondering if it would be ok to use rain water to fill my aquarium instead of tap water?
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:04 PM   #2
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Well it can be done but you need to make sure its clean and free of paracites. Make sure you test the rain water first. Also a steady supply of rain water is needed, to have usable rain water for 6months of the year is no good because a chang from rain to tap after months of soft acid rain water is a very bad idea.

If youre already using tap water you would have to slowly adjust the % of rain/tap water to prevent a dramatic ph drop. Its probably more trouble than its worth. 100% rain water would probably need mineralizing also unless someone can tell me different?

If you get fresh rain all year round its doable but sitting rain water will become stagnant and harbour nasties over time.
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Thanks I was just wondering, I was unsure if it would effect the chemistry of the tank. so ill just continue to use tap water, I just assumed rain water would be better for them
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