What are everyone's thoughts on rainwater ?

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What are everyone's thoughts on rainwater ?

Postby Djpaulys » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:45 pm

So I was watching the monsoon rainstorm we are having in N.J and was wondering about using rainwater in my vivarium.
I'm sure I would active carbon filter it.
What is everyone's thoughts on it?

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Re: What are everyone's thoughts on rainwater

Postby Philsuma » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:34 pm

Djpaulys wrote:So I was watching the monsoon rainstorm we are having in nj and was wondering about using rainwater in my viv.
I'm sure I would active carbon filter it.
What is everyone's thoughts on it


I'd still be wary of possible atmospheric pollutants -smog, partials ect. Central Jersey ? ....yikes. Again, I would not totally discount using rainwater. It would be a hard call though.

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Re: What are everyone's thoughts on rainwater

Postby jellyman » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:13 pm

I know my flowers beds and vegetable gardens do much better whn being watered by natural rain then by the garden hose. I might think it would be a good thing if collected straight from the air(not off a roof) and if you are not in a big city or living near a big highway/factory/or other type of pollutant increaser.

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Re: What are everyone's thoughts on rainwater

Postby frogs are cool » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:23 pm

I have been using rain water for the last 10 years and have not had any problems. I have spent many hours researching the different water being used in the hobby. I found that rain water was the accepted water in the beginning of the hobby. I have also read that a study had been done on the east coast testing rain water and that they found it contained pesticides. I have not found any study that has been done in my area but it is making me consider switching to RO water.
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Re: What are everyone's thoughts on rainwater

Postby Betta132 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:21 pm

I wouldn't use it in an area near a city... all kinds of stuff in there. Could potentially build up in the habitat.


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