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Hey, was wondering if its possible to some how get clean rainwater from making a successful rainwater tank

that filters out the dirties in the rainwater.(((with a low budget)))

Has anyone done this before if so can you show me some pics and give me some ideas!!!

Thanks.... Luke

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Just another thing I just thought of. What fish will you be keeping in rainwater? soft, low ph species?

The ph is extremely low & TDS number not that much better. I mix my rainwater with brisbane tap water (~80% rain/20% tap) to get a ph just under 7. Only for a couple of catfish tanks.

Cheers

Matt

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http://psifilters.com.au/

I didn't buy from these guys but remember looking. Got mine from some plumbing supplies place out springwood way. Had to get the hose fittings as well. It's got a bracket to mount it to the fence next to the tank.

With the filter. You've got to run the water a little slower through it to be the most effective.

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Your blue rams may be fine with straight rain water. They can take low ph & are into very soft water. My ph tester only goes down to about 6 and that's what my straight tank water is. Very soft, low ph water is quite unstable so it might be better to add some tap anyway.

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The main problem with the rainwater is that it comes out really yellow out of the tank and i just want to see it coming out clean without using any chemicals.

:|

So got any more tips for that direction(how much would you think a small second hand tank(round 100gal) plus the entire filtration and pump cost(approx)

Thanks

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