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Old 02-03-2010, 18:22   #31
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OK Drug Store Hydrogen Peroxide Is 3% so how much would you need to add per 10 gallons to maintain freshness?
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Old 16-03-2010, 07:01   #32
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Hud - Does the water flow well through the Seagull? We use a GE charcoal filter from Home Depot and it really slows down the flow.

Our "system" (such as it is) is pretty lame. We put a little chlorine in the tanks when we fill them (1/4 cup to 40 gallons) and then as mentioned the water runs through the GE charcoal water filter which takes out the chlorine taste. The filter clogs pretty quickly and we would be better off if we had a sediment filter before the charcoal filter. You can buy these filters at Lowes, Home Depot, etc. in different micron sizes. The smaller the micron size, the slower the water flow. We tried several different ones until we found the smallest micron size with a water flow we could live with.

Don, I sometimes wonder about the biological stew brewing in the filter housing when the water has not been run for a couple weeks. All that uck collected in and on the filter happily growing away for weeks in the Florida summer heat.......

BTW - we also have one of those PUR egg shaped filters on the kitchen faucet and we drink the water from there, but my wife brings bottled water for the cat. So we know what her priorities are.
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Old 16-03-2010, 14:45   #33
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In the 7 years we live aboard Jedi now we only did one chlorine treatment when we first got aboard (never know what the previous owner did...) and nothing since then. No problems at all. We also use the Seagull filter for all consumption water using original cartridges that last for years.

We only store up to 2 weeks worth of water. When I would have water that smells or tastes funny, I would just dump it instead of adding anything.

We are in a marina for some time now and use water from the dock. It has chlorine in it at a level that we can clearly smell it. When we have this in the tank for 3 days the smell is gone. I tested using a bucket with the same results so I am guessing it just evaporates out of the water.

We always try to limit the use of chemicals and I don't see any advantage of adding chlorine or hydrogen peroxide to the water in our tanks. It's not a swimming pool and not a public supply.

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Old 16-03-2010, 15:30   #34
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Don, I sometimes wonder about the biological stew brewing in the filter housing when the water has not been run for a couple weeks. All that uck collected in and on the filter happily growing away for weeks in the Florida summer heat.......
If you are using the water in your tank fairly quick and filling via a municipal water source probably not a problem.
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