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Old 09-05-2012, 06:16 AM   #1
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So I came up with this brilliant idea to use rain water in my tanks so I had 2 5 gallon water jugs and cut the bottoms out of 2 regular jugs and used them as a funnel now their out and it stopped raining fml
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:18 AM   #2
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I it's storming where I live in Kansas and I figured I would use rain water for evaporation water and I got my 2 5 gallon jugs outside with funnels an a couple of regular jugs an a 5 g bucket now that their out it stopped raining fml
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I it's storming where I live in Kansas and I figured I would use rain water for evaporation water and I got my 2 5 gallon jugs outside with funnels an a couple of regular jugs an a 5 g bucket now that their out it stopped raining fml
I'd be very wary about using rain water for a reef, think about the chemicals from our cars and such in the air that the rain has to fall thru, not to mention acid rain, if you were to do it I'd think about running it thru a rodi unit and even after that test it for as much as u can.
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Yea I'm not so sure about that. Maybe not such a good idea.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:04 AM   #5
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So I came up with this brilliant idea to use rain water in my tanks so I had 2 5 gallon water jugs and cut the bottoms out of 2 regular jugs and used them as a funnel now their out and it stopped raining fml
I'm not sure that's a good idea. Have you researched this at all?
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Nope sure haven't but I was gonna test the water before I put it in my tanks
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People drink it and cook with it cause where in a drought I was gonna test the water and it's way better then sink water
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People drink it and cook with it cause where in a drought I was gonna test the water and it's way better then sink water
I can understand cooking with it cause I'm guessing it's being boiled which kills viruses, parasites and bacteria, drinking it straight from a jug out the garden could make u ill and cause you to spend alot of time sat on the toilet lol. But then I suppose where you live and how polluted the air is will play a part in how clean it is.
Let us know if you do try it, I'd like to see the results, if any.
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Probably not a good idea. Rain washes the air of it's polutants. I wouldn't use it. What exactly would you test for? Take a quick read of this....
Rainwater is it Safe :: The Online Rainwater Harvesting Community
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Probably not a good idea. Rain washes the air of it's polutants. I wouldn't use it. What exactly would you test for? Take a quick read of this....
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Good read Capt and I agree 100%
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