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Possible solution for hard water?
I was thinking about my open-top 55 gallon, and how it loses water pretty
fast, and how I hate to replace it with our liquid-rock tapwater. I looked
over at my 2.5 gallon tank, and saw the evaporated water sticking to the
glass top. The evaporated water is "clean", is it not? I know that when
water evaporates from a puddle of hard water, the "goodies" in the water
remain stuck to the ground. I was thinking that a good, cheap way to get
soft water without resorting to expensive RO systems might be to build an
evaporator of some sort. I was thinking maybe something made of plexigless
filled with water and left in the sun might work. This drawing is something
that I thought of in about 15 seconds, so if it has holes in the plan, feel
free to draw up a different one. :) Or, if the drawing didn't survive the
translation to the list, never mind.
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The condensation forms on the plexiglass, and drips down the sides,
collecting in the drip pan below. Now the reason I think I could have a go
at this is because I live in florida, where the sun shines pretty much
non-stop, and the temperature never gets to the freezing point, so.... Tell
me what you think.