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Thread: Rain barrel for my tanks?
12-29-2011, 01:36 AM #21
Originally Posted by Ellen4God
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12-29-2011, 06:10 PM #25
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.
01-12-2012, 11:06 PM #26
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.
01-13-2012, 01:56 PM #27Member CoryCat
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Nice article on using rain water
I found this article recently, and thought it was very balanced as to the use of rain water:
01-13-2012, 11:47 PM #28
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.
01-25-2012, 03:54 PM #29
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.I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
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What's a water change?
01-25-2012, 04:11 PM #30
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