I've had my Aloe for about 5 months now; it's doing a bit better than it was at the store (they had it in direct sunlight and it was getting damaged). I just got two stalks of Lucky Bamboo also and I was reading about the type of water to put with the rocks. Now I'm afraid I'm damaging my Aloe, here's why:
On the site that talked about Lucky Bamboo it said tap water is okay as long as it's not softened, but other plants might be sensitive to tap water. I looked up about Aloes and there was a post by a lady who's growing crazy healthy Aloes where she talks about how tap water will kill an Aloe over time. Her suggestion is rain water or snow water.
I can leave a bucket out to collect rain, but it hasn't been raining much recently. And my cats will keep getting in to the water. What do I do? Is it okay to use water straight from the tap? Or should I boil it and let it sit over night? HELP! I'm already late on watering my Aloe by a week or so and I'm paranoid to give it bad water :(