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rain water collectors

This is a discussion on rain water collectors within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Was curious for those who collect rain water for their orchids... How do you store ...

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    Was curious for those who collect rain water for their orchids...
    How do you store it? I've been putting mine in gallon jugs from milk or distilled water. I clean the jugs out by soaking it with a very diluted bleach & water mix. Then of course a lot of rinsing. Can the water get funky from sitting in the jugs for awhile till it's needed?

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    Hi , I collect a lot of rain water when I can from a down spout off the green house roof it goes into a catch barrel then is pumped out with a submersible pump into large trash cans with lids no sun can get to it ,no algae growth .
    I put a mosquito dunk in the catch barrel . The trash cans are stored outside with lids in the summer on the enclosed porch in the winter . Also have a trash can in the green house with a submersible pump that I use for watering .
    I did store the water in jugs in a dark area to stop algae growth when I grew in the house ...works well .. Gin

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    if kept in a dark place, it should be fine. The greenhouse I grow in has a buried tank. The rain from the roof is stored there.

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    Ok thanks. I'll move them to a darker spot.

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