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post #1 of 5 Old 07-31-2012, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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As I have reported (or is it whined?), I have very high nitrates in my well water.
This forces me to filter water using nitrate removal resins and make deionized (DI) water using an API Tap Water filter.
The other day it was pouring (we're actually way behind on rain this season).
After it had been raining awhile, Abbey and I did a bucket brigade under one of the downspouts and collected nearly 50g of rainwater. I will treat this water much as I do DI water (Seachem Replenish and pH adjuster) and mix with filtered well water for water changes.
I think I'll invest in a couple of rain barrels.

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-31-2012, 05:09 PM
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With all the pollution, I wonder how clean it really is? At least it won't have chlorine in it!!
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-31-2012, 05:13 PM
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Should be fine.
I heard it's a good idea to run rainwater through a carbon filter because that'll catch any pollutants in the water.
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-31-2012, 06:01 PM
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Yes I agree. Good idea. screen out the bigger bits.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-31-2012, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
I strained it all through filter floss and I have activated carbon in the tank filter. It also rained really hard for awhile before we began collecting it. It should be okay.

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