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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:38 am Post subject: Rainwater Reply with quote

 Hi  friends,
                      Today  i  saved  few  buckets  of  rainwater  which  i  kept  these  buckets  under  the  outlet  from  open  terrace.  after  filtering  this  rainwater  can  i  use  these  rainwater  to  my  goldfish  aquarium  and  aswell  as  to  my  angel's  and  bettas.  is  the  rainwater  is  good  for  goldies  angels  and  bettas.i  need  your  advice  then  only  i  want  to  use  this  rainwater  to  my  aquarium  or  to  drain  out  it.  
               
                      Pls  your  advice
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:25 am Post subject: Re: Rainwater Reply with quote

 The  rainwater  is  safe  to  use  IF;
 
 a)  There  are  no  factories  near/upwind  of  your  house
 
 b)  It  rained  heavily  for  a  couple  of  hours  BEFORE  you  started  collecting
 
 c)  The  terrace  does  not  have  random  pieces  of  metal  lying  around
 
 d)  The  drain  pipe  is  made  of  PVC
 
 
 If  you  meet  all  the  above,  you  may  use  the  water  to  make  small  water  changes,  not  replace  all  the  water  at  once.
 
 You  could  also  filter  the  water  through  activated  carbon,  just  to  be  sure.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:57 pm Post subject: Re: Rainwater Reply with quote

 Hi  
 
 It  has  been  raining  in  Mumbai  for  the  last  3-4  days  ,  pretty  incessantly  ,  thats  good  news  ,  i  also  wanted  to  collect  some  rainwater  ,  what  filteration  must  we  do  before  putting  some  in  the  tank.  
 
 Do  we  also  need  to  add  the  dechlrinator  (  it  might  sound  dum  )  but  i  want  to  ask  this  when  we  add  the  rainwater  
 
 are  there  any  other  benefits  from  Rainwater  apart  from  the  fact  that  it  is  vitually  distilled  by  nature  and  hence  does  not  contain  impurities  
 
 Please  let  me  know  on  the  above.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:13 pm Post subject: Re: Rainwater Reply with quote

 Hey  No  one  puts  chlorine  into  rainwater.  Hence  no  need  to  dechlorify  it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:42 pm Post subject: Re: Rainwater Reply with quote

 Dear  Udhay
 I  second  Rahuls  points  not  to  collect  the  waters  after  a  long  dry  spell  because  there  is  a  possbility  of  contamination  from  the  atmosphere.  So  collect  it  after  an  innitial  rain  fall  clean  the   air.
 If  possible  filter  it  through  carbon  as  a  precaution.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:00 pm Post subject: Re: Rainwater Reply with quote

 Rainwater  can  be  acidic  &  can  vary  a  lot  depending  on  the  atmospheric  conditions  in  the  area.  For  more  info  CLICK
 
 I've  heard  people  using  rainwater  to  induce  spawning  in  fish  like  Discus  &  Tetra’s  with  good  results.  These  fish  prefer  soft  water.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:13 pm Post subject: Re: Rainwater Reply with quote

 This  is  a  scary  article  ,  i  think  i  will  add  very  little  quantites  of  rain  water  if  i  do  ,  I  am  sure  the  pollution  in  Mumbai  is  much  more  than  the  article  can  envisage  in  US  .  Thanks  Deepak  for   the  information
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:02 pm Post subject: Re: Rainwater Reply with quote

 Well,  when  I  tried  to  collect  rain  water  in  big  buckets,  I  saw  that  only  a  couple  of  inches  of  that  bucket  have  been  filled  after  1  hour  of  non  stop  rain.  The  buckets  were  kept  in  open  air  and  rain  drops  were  falling  directly  in  them.  Is  there  a  better  way  to  collect  rain  water  at  a  better  pace?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:28 pm Post subject: Re: Rainwater Reply with quote

                                                   
Severumkid  wrote  (View  Post):                
Well,  when  I  tried  to  collect  rain  water  in  big  buckets,  I  saw  that  only  a  couple  of  inches  of  that  bucket  have  been  filled  after  1  hour  of  non  stop  rain.  The  buckets  were  kept  in  open  air  and  rain  drops  were  falling  directly  in  them.  Is  there  a  better  way  to  collect  rain  water  at  a  better  pace?
 
 Thanks.                

 
 Thats  why  the  rainfall  is  measured  in  inches  and  weather  reports  usually  give  the  amount  of  rainfall  in  inches  the  next  day.  The  met  dept  pretty  much  uses  your  methodlogy  to  measure  rain   Very Happy  
 
 the  best  way  to  collect  rain  water  is  using  the  pipe  from  your  terrace  or  roof,  this  thread  itself  gives  you  precautions  to  be  taken  while  collecting  rainwater.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:28 pm Post subject: Re: Rainwater Reply with quote

 i  agree  with  kaushik  da  &  rahul  
 
 not  to  collect  the  waters  after  a  long  dry  spell  because  there  is  a  possbility  of  contamination  from  the  atmosphere.  So  collect  it  after  few  day's  rain  fall  &  filter  it  with  activated  carbon
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