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Old 09-11-2003, 12:08 PM   #1
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A/C condensation for top off

Can I use the condensation from my central Air Conditioner for my top off tank?
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Old 09-11-2003, 12:24 PM   #2
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I am not sure, but I wouldn't do that because it may not be the cleanest source of water.
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I wouldn't do it either, you may have trace elements from the AC that aren't fish safe. As well there would likely be dissolved oxides in the water from possible corrosion. I would suggest biting the bullet and buying ab RO or RO/DI water filter.
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although he probalby doesn't have to worry about trace elements from the AC unless his compressor coils have a leak (which would be something to consider) I would be more concerned with other contaminants from corrosion and such as suggested from pm64971.

if you could somehow create a hermeticaly seperate chamber that would allow air to pass through and condensation form and flow to your tank I might consider it.. but I think you'd be hard pressed to find an efficient solution that won't affect the performance of your AC.

I would suggest, IMO, you find another means. surry
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Wow that is an intersting question!! 8O
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Old 09-11-2003, 06:16 PM   #6
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not to mention airbourn polutants that may condence with the water. and they will. this is how mother nature cleans the atmosphere.
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