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    Hi everyone, forgive my english badness.

    I had a water bottle fill with water and freeze it for my animals.
    Of course the water bottle is re-usable
    So i never changed the water inside.
    But after the 10th times there are many little white thing floating in the water bottle.
    Can anyone tell me whats that?

    1. fill water with tap water.
    2. put the water bottle in freezer.
    3. take it out for animal
    4. completely melt down.
    5. repeat 2-5.
    6. found small white thing floating in the bottle after at least 5th time.

    please someone tell me whats that!


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    Possibly calcium precipitate? You might ask in the Chemistry sub. Unless they are swimming around, it's probably a mineral buildup.


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    Could be multiple things, but i don't think it are minerals. They have the same odds of showing up the first time as they would have the second or the third time. I think it are pieces of the bottle itself. Sunlight / freezing/ heating is damaging the bottle and pieces of plastic can change their appearance and dissolve.
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    First thing to find out is where does your water come from, how much filtration/preperation does it goes through, and how far does it travel from the prep/treatment site before it reaches you.
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    to Flick: Thanks, but I thought those were small living things thats why I post it here.
    to Zwolver: well I am not giving the water to anyone, I just want to make sure those are not harmful, even its harmful I hope they cant penetrate the bottle.
    To Paleoichneum: it taped water
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    where does your tap water originate from and how much processing does it go through though. These are important things to find out if we are going to help with your question.
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    I can't say with certainty, but the odds that an organism big enough to be seen with the naked eye is floating in your bottled water is slim to none. If you have a microscope, you could alwys examine it.
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    to Paleoichneum: Hey I am sorry I can't really tell. I live in an apartment complex, so I dunno what are the filtration and stuff. I guess they are regular apartment filter system.
    to Flick: ok thanks I just want to know its not harmful or anything because I got a rash one time from changing the water. One time only. I just to make sure its not from the waters or anything.
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    Generally apts will not have an in-house filtration system. The city our county water district will have those.

    If the water is from a well or similar it will have different trace materials in it then water from, say, a watershed reservoir.
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    In an appartment complex.

    In the very worst case scenario, it's Legionella, or Cryptosporidium.

    Legionella doesn't clump together, and requires iron, and several additional aminoacids to survive.

    Cryptosporidium can occur, doesn't clump eiter, but a little more probable, as it usually occurs in contaminated water.

    Most probable cause, still is, a reaction from the water with the bottle, as some lipids can dissolve partly if they come in contact with some minerals and sunlight or heat, and these lipids in their turn can clump together again. Also could be the minerals themselves clumping together, but that's only probable if there are many in the water.

    It could be the filter in your tap. Just speculating untill you investigate.
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