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help- algae in my water jug
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02-04-2013 11:27 PM

 



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so i got this water jug, and its supposedly bpa free.. but on the bottom in the back of it the thing is getting greenish in color. I dont know if its outside or in. I think its mostly in. i leave it on my desk in my room and keep my window shades open.. I put real filtered water in it, including reverse osmosis so i dont think theres any chlorine or anything that could fight the algae.. i know how to clean it, ive read using bleach is good, but i wanna try lemon juice or vinegar or peroxide first... my question is, would it be safe to drink the rest of it,, one gallon left? theres no clumps or anything yet its just kinda greenish
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02-04-2013 11:31 PM

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Use the water on your plants and bleach it.
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02-04-2013 11:32 PM

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I would personally be concerned of: what is the growth medium for the algae?

It's feeding upon sonething; more than sunlight is in involved here!


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02-04-2013 11:34 PM

 



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help- algae in my water jug
CourtDude  Wrote: (02-04-2013 11:32 PM)
I would personally be concerned of: what is the growth medium for the algae?

It's feeding upon sonething; more than sunlight is in involved here!

when using the spout thing, i have to unscrew the top, because of the air pressure.. does it have to do with air or anything, ill look up the water filters used in the water
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02-04-2013 11:36 PM

 



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Pour the water out and throw the damn thing away. WTH is wrong with you?
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LoP Guest  Wrote: (02-04-2013 11:34 PM)
CourtDude  Wrote: (02-04-2013 11:32 PM)
I would personally be concerned of: what is the growth medium for the algae?

It's feeding upon sonething; more than sunlight is in involved here!

when using the spout thing, i have to unscrew the top, because of the air pressure.. does it have to do with air or anything, ill look up the water filters used in the water

Probably just contamination from storage. If it happens a second time, then i'd worry.
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02-04-2013 11:43 PM

 



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ffs thats nasty that you'd even consider drinking this!!

Water is basically free moron!
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02-04-2013 11:49 PM

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Post: #8
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People need instructions to was their utensils now? To you need instructions to use the bathroom too?
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Why would you want to drink it ?
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Vicious  Wrote: (02-04-2013 11:51 PM)
Why would you want to drink it ?

Lmao yes, why indeed.
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i emptied it out and put it in the room with the wood burner to dry, then got a wet cloth and wiped the green stuff out, its dryin out now, ill wipe it off again and see how it goes from there, it wasnt that bad of green... i checked the 5 gallon jug i have and it has no green cuz i keep that 1 under tha table
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Devout Agnostic  Wrote: (02-04-2013 11:31 PM)
Use the water on your plants and bleach it.

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LoP Guest  Wrote: (02-04-2013 11:36 PM)
Pour the water out and throw the damn thing away. WTH is wrong with you?

YES !
a friend of the family got a very nasty bacterial infection from that stuff
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The idiocy!!! OMG.

The growth medium for bacteria is MINERALS. There are minerals in the water that you fill it with. The solution is to fill it with vinegar for a day or so. It won't take off all of the minerals - but it will remove the ones that grow bacteria. Most of the minerals will be staining the bottom portion of the jug, NO?

What would Skippy do?
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Zardoz  Wrote: (02-05-2013 12:59 AM)
The idiocy!!! OMG.

The growth medium for bacteria is MINERALS. There are minerals in the water that you fill it with. The solution is to fill it with vinegar for a day or so. It won't take off all of the minerals - but it will remove the ones that grow bacteria. Most of the minerals will be staining the bottom portion of the jug, NO?

yes?

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