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– Good day folks Rod from My Water Filter here today and thanks for dropping by the Water Tank page and what we’re gonna do here now is have a look at the best way to create the best rainwater you can from your own water supply okay. With rainwater, you do have choices okay. So rainwater’s in the tank. The issues with rainwater is generally bugs grow in the water, the alkalinity the pH level of the water rainwater is generally acidic, okay, so we’ve got to nail those and the best way to do it is basically a filter. Now on the page below you’ll see that you can get a 20 inch Big Blue 4.5 inch water filter in a twin two housings, generally get a pleated and a bacteriostatic cartridge in there point five micron.
Now that’s gonna stop the bugs and the sediments and debris in the water and it will also track the eggs from those bugs. But it won’t stop the bacteria, bacteria propaganda are up zero point two so it’s going to do a good job, with the tanks clean ,you possibly get away with that sort of filtration. If your tanks full of leaves and pretty dirty and mucky, then it’s gonna be creating bacteria and you really want to step up and go to the next level, okay. So the next level is going to be a very similar type of water filter, but you need the UV on there as well, okay. So it’s the big whole house 20 inch by 4.5 inch twin and there’s a couple of ranges. There’s the high pressure which may basically means if you’ve got pressure pump, good pressure pump, just go for the normal high pressure twin MWF rain water system and that has a good block of carbon in the second cartridge all right, that’s what that system is about. If you haven’t got the good pressure pump, or if you’re on gravity, then take a look at the low pressure system okay. Still with a good pleated that system at the front but with a lesser skinnier cartridge in the second position there. So you’ve still got a good water flow, flowing through that system that filters water, water filtered down to five micron goes through the UV, bacteria ,viruses everything sterilized and dead. And then you got the water flowing into your home, you’ll have a house full of beautiful filtered rainwater, okay.
None of those systems are gonna help you with the pH level, but they’ll definitely filter the water out for you, okay. If you don’t want to use any filtration, then take a look at the HydroSil. There’s dosing rates and everything on the page. So if you’ve got bugs growing in your your tank or they’ve out of control, throw in the HydroSil. Make sure it’s mixed at the right rate. You can use the HydroSil. You still perfectly good for drinking, plants everything like that no problem at all. Another thing quick one on rainwater is basically, rainwater is acidic, okay and it will eat out copper pipe. So if you can get there and elevate the pH of your water that will stop it.
So what you want to be looking for is in the bathroom, you have a white vanity basin. If you see blue-green staining on there a blue-green staining and a toilet or the spa or the bath, that blue-green staining is generally copper. The acidic rainwater eating at the copper pipe and that’s where you’re seeing it. If you do nothing about it, you’ll find that eventually that copper pipe will start spurting holes through it, it will just get eaten away in time. So if you have got acidic water from rainwater you’ll wanna have a look at that, the pH Elevation vessels are a good way to go. If you’ve got a concrete tank the lime normally leaches out the walls of a concrete tank. It’s enough to elevate the acidic rainwater up to neutral around the 7 mark and you won’t have any pH elevation issues there. But if you haven’t got a concrete tank. Fiberglass, Aquaplate, Plastic lined, plastic you name it, they’ve got no lime in them , there’s no interaction with the water. You got acidic water coming out of the sky, acidic water falling into your tank , it will be acidic when it comes out and it will slowly eat away at copper pipe etc. Okay.