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Old 06/26/2021, 08:43 AM   #1
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I have a 265 Reef and recently just purchased a dehumidifier can I pump that water directly back into my reef tank

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Old 06/26/2021, 11:20 AM   #2
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I would not. You have no idea what may be in the water. They normally also use copper pipes in them.

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Old 06/26/2021, 03:27 PM   #3
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I agree, the water is condensation from room air onto copper pipes that also have lead soldered joints all over. The water will be carrying any pollution from the room air as well which could be anything from perfumes, smoking/vaping to glade plug ins, cooking etc.. i definatly would not use it for anything with delicate marine animals in it period.

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Old 06/27/2021, 05:13 PM   #4
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A good use for it is in your washing machine or watering plants.


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Old 06/28/2021, 08:32 AM   #5
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Just for another view, it could potentially be used if you have test kits that are thorough and accurate enough to catch any of the contaminants that are likely in there. I've heard only rumor of people actually doing this, however.

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