Snow as R/O?

Discussion in 'General Planted Tank Discussions' started by mr. luke, 2 Feb 2009.

  1. mr. luke

    mr. luke Member

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    Antone thought of melting snow to use as R/O? it has the advantage of not runnoing over several surcaces to get into the rain but, but you have to collect it yourself. i have melted some and it is ph neutral so not caught up like acid rain :lol:
    ill report back on how it goes anyway.
     
  2. john starkey

    john starkey Member

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    Hi Mr luke,what you gonna do in summer when we dont have snow :lol: regards john
     
  3. mr. luke

    mr. luke Member

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    Buy R/O, but whilst its here i might aswell make use of it :p
     
  4. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi,
    Just because water is locked up as snow it does not mean that the water is pure. Polluted water can be frozen just as easily as clean water, so it depends on the origin of the snow and at what altitude it was frozen i.e. what level of TDS or pollutants was present . Depending on these factors the snow can vary in it's quality in the same way that rainwater can.

    Cheers,
     
  5. Stu Worrall

    Stu Worrall Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    i wouldnt use the snow by me, three gas powered power stations dont fill me with much confidence, especially when dave spencer runs one of them from his control room! :lol: donuts anyone?
     
  6. YzemaN

    YzemaN Member

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    I hope he knows where the Any Key is, just in case...
    :lol:
     
  7. GreenNeedle

    GreenNeedle Member

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    Eeny Meeney Miney Mo.......Doh

    AC
     

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