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    I just spent the past hour trying to find this thread again!!! I forgot which sub-forum I put it in...but of course I put it in DIY, right? lol Good gravy!

    I definitely won't be doing this anytime soon, but I am interested in seeing if it would work out. Thanks for all of the input, everyone!!!!
    A quick way to test the water might be to get some polyfilter and put a sample of the rainwater into it. Reefers like to use polyfilter in their tanks, to absorb heavy metals and contaminants. It will change color depending on what it absorbs. Here is a link to the product http://www.poly-bio-marine.com/polyfilter.html Should be able to find it in most fish stores, it's a bit costly I think $10 for a piece of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen4God
    I just spent the past hour trying to find this thread again!!! I forgot which sub-forum I put it in...but of course I put it in DIY, right? lol Good gravy!
    Ellen, if looking for your posts, just click on your User name and a drop down menu should appear to help you find them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen4God
    I just spent the past hour trying to find this thread again!!! I forgot which sub-forum I put it in...but of course I put it in DIY, right? lol Good gravy!

    I definitely won't be doing this anytime soon, but I am interested in seeing if it would work out. Thanks for all of the input, everyone!!!!
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    That only works, Todd, if you have set subscriptions in your options. If you have check no subscriptions, you will not get them.

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    I do have subscriptions, but this one had "expired" from my subscriptions list since it hadn't been updated recently. I didn't think about doing a search for the post. That would have been the smart and easy thing to do.

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    I have been using rain water for a couple of years. I am in a rural area, so industrial pollution is not a problem. As for every day dirt twigs, leaves, and so on; what the hey, the fish are pooping in that water.

    The deal is the roof will collect dirt and deteriorating asphalt singles and so on as it sits around. If you are fussy about quality and are willing to put a little effort into the project, and I mean only a little, wait until it has been raining for a while, and after the roof is washed off, divert the flow to your barrel.

    The local water around here is very hard. I set my tanks up with the hard water and use hard water to replace water I drain off. But I also top off the tanks from evaporation, and for that I use the soft rain water to keep from making the tank water progressively more hard.

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    I found this article recently, and thought it was very balanced as to the use of rain water:

    http://www.skepticalaquarist.com/water-softening

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    I like the article, first rate. A final thought here. Focus on the common problems with water. If your local well water or city water is suitable, just use it. Chlorine is the most common problem, this is easily solved, and the guy in the local fish store probably knows if the local water is okay. Beyond that, most people deal with the fish waste by changing water. A distant third would be concern over heavy metals, not usually a problem except with invertebrates. You look into this if your snails all die.

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    Most shingles today have a zinc in them to kill mold and algae.

    As for government owning the water. Isn't government "By the people, for the people, of the people"? "We" are the government therefore the water is ours anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GraphicGr8s
    Most shingles today have a zinc in them to kill mold and algae.

    As for government owning the water. Isn't government "By the people, for the people, of the people"? "We" are the government therefore the water is ours anyway.

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