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Old 12-12-2005, 08:34 PM   #1
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Is rain water and/or melted snow a viable source of water for my aquarium. The though just occured to me this morning as I gazed out on the winter wonderland. I'm very frustrated with the poor quality water coming out of my tap and my budget forbids me from getting a ro/di unit. This new idea makes sense to me, but perhaps you can think of things I overlooked (probably obvious). My fish and I would appreciate your thoughts.
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Old 12-12-2005, 08:58 PM   #2
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Just me but with all the junk in the air I would say no, but could be wrong.
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Tell you a trick I did with my boys. Get a large white bowl and fill it with snow. Take it in the house and let it melt. You will never eat snow again.
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Shoot! The search continues.
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How big is your tank? If it is not big just get it from walmart or somewhere. If not RO/DI units are under $100 on ebay and Christmas will be here soon.
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I would say absolutely not.
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Well thank you for volunteering. You can just wrap in it newspaper, I'm not picky.
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Old 12-13-2005, 12:51 AM   #8
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I would also say absolutely no...
Consider getting an RO unit.
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think acid rain... 'nuff said.

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I have used rainwater when I wanted to soften by mixing with tap. I collected it off the winter cover of the swimming pool. It was rather yellow from leaves and such, so I ran a filter in it for a few days with activated carbon. It became crystal clear and I saved it in water bottles till I needed it. I had no problems with it and oddly enough, the pH was not acidic, but about 7.2.
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