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Re: [APD] Microwaving water for water changes a bad thing?
I think this is only an issue for water that's been
standing a long time in the heater and the water is
especially hard or soft.
--- "D. Noal" <davidnoal at gmail_com> wrote:
> I've read in more than one place that heavy metals can be
> found in
> greater quantity in water that's been in the hot water
> tank over the
> tap water used to fill it. This might be only an issue
> for salt-water
> reef tanks, I really don't know for sure.
> Since I rent, and dunno the exact age of the water tank
> nor what it is
> lined with I thought it better not to take a chance on
> more "stuff" into the tank.
> I've thought about it plenty though and after reading
> this thread I
> suppose it would work in a pinch. I still don't think I
> would do it
> though. I don't have the means (nor, honestly the desire)
> to test my
> home's hot water for heavy metals to see if it is true,
> and since the
> only possible outcome of such a test would result in me
> using cold tap
> water anyway I just do that.
> Can anyone confirm my suspicions that the hot water may
> have more
> heavy metals than the cold water? or is this just a myth?
> > David Noal wrote,
> > "I definately wouldn't use any water from the hot water
> > tank in the house for the aquarium."
> > Why not?
> "I didn't climb my way to the top of the food chain to
> eat celery."
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