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Old 06-05-2014, 04:51 PM   #1
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Thoughts on AC drip water

What are your thoughts on AC drip water for use in my aquarium? My first thoughts are around lead from the solder in the water, but if it's there, my test kit is not finding it. It seems like it's fairly pure, but then again, it's practically distilled water. Obviously, I would need to add Flourish or something to make sure it isn't "too clean" for the tank.

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Old 06-07-2014, 12:11 AM   #2
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Since people have actually gotten legionnaires disease from improperly maintained ac systems, I would not put it in my tank. Simple question... Would you drink a glass of it yourself?

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A/C condensation water is Nasty IMO have you ever looked inside the slimy pipe it comes out of , on top of that it smells like rotten eggs a lot of the time lol
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My AC drain is clean and I've seen dripping faucets on utility water that have been much nastier than any condensate drain I have seen (and I have seen some rough ones). So far, barring heavy metals I am not detecting, I would consider AC drip water as possibly being potable.

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I thought we covered this here : Thoughts on using AC drip water in aquarium

And the majority were opposed to it.
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And the CT crew has chimed in again lmao... Hey tree, pm me with an email address, I think we work similar enough fields to be of benefit to each other

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That's my other thread. We really need a moderator to merge the two. I'm also not advocating for using this water, but I do want to evaluate it. I understand the concerns but my test kits are not backing those concerns up right now. What else should I check?

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