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since the hurricane/typhoon is gonna hit town, i was wondering if i can use rain for top off?

i'm sorry if sound absurd but i'm just curious.. thanks..
 

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rain water is generally good stuff, as long as you dont get acid rain in your area. also you need a good way to collect and store it. I think some people use their gutters,,, but If you have copper trim on your roof or copper gutters then thats a nono. Personally I wouldent use rainwater from a roof because I have no idea what stuff is used to make shingles, tar, asphalt etc...
If I were to use rainwater, Id set up a barrel to collect it, just beware that sitting water is mosquito heaven. I feel safer with declorinated tap, or RO better still....
 

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i have a useless 10g tank i left on the deck.. so, it will come directly from the clouds or something.. i never heard alexandria get any acid rain...

our water supply is either from the potomac or occoquan.. but i really don't know where the reservoirs or water shed is..
 

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the tank is okay and intact.

basically the question is.. is rain water suitable for a shrimp tank? but pretty much i got the answer..

again, thanks tpt!
 
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