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The Grow Room forums; do you have reasonable access to lake or river water that is not love canal 3 eyed carp water? if ...
do you have reasonable access to lake or river water that is not love canal 3 eyed carp water? if so, use that.
the ro system or purified water is all u can do using that fish tank shit will probably make salt buildups in your soil,,and its not organic let ure water sit out for 24-48 hours,if u just have a chlorine problem
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I am close to a lake but they are man made and dont have much algae in them........ or so i think.
I also have chloramine though so bubbling it for 3 weeks wont get it out. I think im going to get the distilled water to start just becuase of the cost. I am kinda hesitant to try chemicals that clean out chloramine for that exact reason, its chemical. SO that will probably be my last option. RO is 2nd ( just kinda $$$ and can be a bitch i hear)
I use a generic aquarium water treatment product that is basically just a solution of sodium thiosulfate - you can get it at petsmart/any place that has fish stuff.
In the water it breaks apart chloramine into chlorine and ammonia, and then reacts with the chlorine and water to create sodium bisulfate and hydrochloric acid.
The hydrochloric acid and sodium bisulfate do have small effect on lower ph, but only slightly. The plants will absorb the ammonia once it is converted into nitrite and then nitrate by the microorganisms.
I don't think this will cause anybuild up of salts in the soil.
Sodium thiosulfate is an antifungal, so i don't know the effect it has on mychorrizae - it seems it is just used as a treatment for skin fungus. I haven't noticed any maleffects in the soil yet.
Has anyone noticed any maleffects that water treated with the common aquarium additives/treatments has on the microorganisms in their soil?
Just ended up getting a culligan bottle and filling it up. Its only 3$ so figured might as well start with that. The ppm is 20 but im sure thats not bad. Stupid Chlorime, i wish i could have just bubbled my water!!! would be much less of a hassle.
does the bottled/distiled water still have all those yummy nutrients in it? or would rain water be better
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my ppm is 20. So i do not think there is any nutrients. Rain water might have more im not sure.
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rain water and r.o. water both come in at about 10 ppm,as long as thwe rainwater hasnt come off the roof.its all about the same as bottled water.spring water or drinking water will be slighty higher in ppm, but its all the same to your plants.the important thing is that you arnt feeding it chlorime or some of the worse toxics from idustrial runoff.i grow orchids too and they realy freak if you dont give them good water,so i bought a ro system off ebay.it was about $100 and is 6-7 stage with a resiovior.i think your doing the right thing with the jugs from the store,ro is a hassle to hook up but if you ever get realy sick of not having usable water on tap,their are some smaller ro systems for like $65.
For cheap, you can make a homeade water filter for your Trees and your family.
Take a 3 to five gallon jug and put a hole in the bottom and drill three 1/8 holes in the lid.
Take two to three coffe filters and put them on the threads were the top goes and screw the top down and put some rubberbands on the access filters hanging out of the lid for conveniance.
Then start filling the bottle from the hole you put in the bottom with layers of aquarium sand and coco and activated carbon, until you have each layer in whole taking up 1/4 to a little less than half of the space of the bottle.
Then fill it up from the tap and it will drip into another container of your choice and you and your plants will have great drinking water for cheap and it DOES work just as well as this is a technique that usesd simple common sense adapts to purifing water.
Change the coffe filters in the lid every week and change the whole filter out every two to three months as needed.
The smell from the top of your homeade filter, will let you know when it needs to be changed.
It is a cheap way of doing it and I and my family drink water purified this way and you will not believe the difference my friend.
Good Luck and Be Blessed,
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Very cool idea, natural. The only problem I see with that is that it would take a while to fill up. When I need 4 gallons of water every watering, I don't want to be waiting around for that. Also, it probably doesn't change the ph of the water. What is the ppm from the tap and then when its filtered? What is the ph from tap to filtered? The problem is most tap water has VERY high ppm and very high ph. My tap water has a TDS of 315! Hard as fuck! With a ph of 7.8 which is very high. My brita filter gets the ppm down to 110, so not that bad but still hard. Now the water from my dehumidifier in the grow room is 10ppm. BUT the ph is 7.9... You just can't win.
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