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Old 02-20-2007, 03:51 PM   #1
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What would be the drawbacks of using rain water for a water change??? Bearing in mind that in my part of the woods we dont have acid rain.
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It probably doesn't have as many of the trace elements as tap or well water, but that is just a guess....
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I figured so. I am just trying to find a cheap way to do water changes, I am guessing I will use distilled water after i test it.
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I figured so. I am just trying to find a cheap way to do water changes, I am guessing I will use distilled water after i test it.
IMO this would be a better choice. Where do you live that you dont have to worry about acid rain?
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A cheap way would be to invest $100 on a RO/DI unit, this will be cheaper, in the long run....
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Rain water may carry the risk of pollution as does tap. Collecting in non-toxic containers is also problematic for most. Best bet is ro/di for pure water.
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Rain water may carry the risk of pollution as does tap. Collecting in non-toxic containers is also problematic for most. Best bet is ro/di for pure water.
Wow, they knocked down the price. I paid $99 for the 5 stage 100GPD one.
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RO/DI is the way to go. At that price you`ve got a good deal
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I agree! That is certainly thinking outside the "tank" though!
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