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Old 07-18-2012, 06:35 PM   #11
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I have an interesting theory. In my theory I can put my big water tote out during a storm and collect rain water for my tanks. Anyone have thoughts on this?
In theory, the water would be pure right?
In theory yes, people use rain barrels in the dessert to collect drinking water. But some people worry about acid rain and they dont want in in the tank even if they use prime.
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That's true. I'm gonna research this and see what I can come up with!
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:39 PM   #13
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In theory yes, people use rain barrels in the dessert to collect drinking water. But some people worry about acid rain and they dont want in in the tank even if they use prime.
Acid rain contains sulfuric acid so wouldn't a simple ph test be a quick check for this? If the ph is good use it, if not dump it.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:52 PM   #14
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Also, if you collect rain water for your tanks, wouldn't you need to add in some nutrients that comes in tap water?
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Also, if you collect rain water for your tanks, wouldn't you need to add in some nutrients that comes in tap water?
Yes, I imagine you would need to supplement just like if you used distilled water. But this is just a theory, I really don't know what I'm talking about!
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:40 PM   #16
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Yes, I imagine you would need to supplement just like if you used distilled water. But this is just a theory, I really don't know what I'm talking about!
Yah, I know what you mean, sometimes i come up with these random, crazy ideas for my tank.
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