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What water should I use in my incubator, the instruction advises against using tap water.

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Where possible do not use tap water in your incubator... Full Description


Where possible do not use tap water in your incubator. Tap water even if you are in a soft water area will cause lime scale to build up in your incubator especially in incubators which have automatic pumps or heated humidity units like the Rcom 20 max.

What we and manufacturers advise is using distilled or deionised water. Distilled and deionised water has had all the minerals in the water remove stopping that scale build up from occuring in your incuabtor. 

Even purified water or boiled which has been cooled will still contain a trace amount of minerals which will cause a scale build up and in time can cause the incubator to fail, if it is left to build up on sensors and humidity units. It will also mean you have to replace the tubing on your pumps more often as it will build up in the tubing and cause a blockage.

Some manufacturers will not cover the repair of the incubator if it fails and you have not been using distilled or deionised water.

Ensuring you are using the correct water in your incubator is especially important.

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