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Bob Allgier
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Does anyone have thoughts on preventing ick developing in rainwater collection containers? Or neutralizing once there.
 
David Livingston
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What sort of ick are we talking about and why would you want to remove it ?
 
allen lumley
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Bob Allgier : Much of your problems can be dealt with with Various types of rainwater diversion equipment in the downspout on its way to Your storage tanks

And their are many grey water filtration via aquatic plants that can be useful for improving water quality !

This thread has several useful links !

http://www.permies.com/t/43261/rainwater/Roofing-tiles-tires

Good luck and good hunting ! Big AL


 
Bob Allgier
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flushing diversion has been addressed. I am concerned with natural occurring ick from stagnation in an above ground cistern. the ones we have are typical green colored meant for above ground from a retail seller.

Thanks for your replies
 
jimmy gallop
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aeration the best way to deal with most every ick
 
John Wolfram
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I have about 3000 gallons of rainwater storage in IBC totes that gets rather funky funky with algae in the summer. Since the water is just destined for trees, I just make sure that all hoses are large diameter so that the algae doesn't cause a clog when it comes out with the water. Of course, I do keep a screen over the tops of the containers to keep out mosquitoes. If I were to use the water for in-house purposes, I'd probably take measures to keep light out of the totes so that algae wouldn't grow.
 
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