can chlorine kill seeds or plants?

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by Manosapien, Jul 10, 2010.

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    riddleme

    riddleme Well-Known Member

    You really should find out what your county/city is using in the water supply,,,most are now using chloramine instead of chlorine (some mix em) chlorine will evaporate as it is an enjected gas but chloramine will not (even boiling does not remove chloramine) only 2 ways to get rid of it run the water thru a carbon filter (I use brita) or add absorbic acid to it (ditty on the recipe in my nuggets)
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    mouthmeetsoap

    mouthmeetsoap Active Member

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    skunkushybrid01

    skunkushybrid01 Well-Known Member

    rep returned... i'm exactly the same as you, learn as i go. the more i share, even in ignorance, the more knowledge is shared in return by others. thanks for the links, i will definitely check them out.
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    skunkushybrid01

    skunkushybrid01 Well-Known Member

    this is an excellent point.

    Luckily my City is happy with Chlorine... which i do leave to evaporate off naturally, but honestly the only reason i do it is for pH stability purposes. IMO it only takes a few hours, depending on volume, say a 2 gallon bucket for enough chlorine to evaporate off for micro life to start colonising again. Even in RO systems, once the water has been out for just 20 minutes the micro-life will start recolonising.
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    Manosapien

    Manosapien Active Member

    Hey thanks for your help guy. I am a first time grow and I'm sure I'll have more questions.
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    ohnothimagin

    ohnothimagin Well-Known Member

    I used to use distilled water, now I use tap water filtered through a Brita filter. It works great, no problems.
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    tyke1973

    tyke1973 Well-Known Member

    There is no need to buy in water if the water supply is good enougth for you too drink then it will be fine for the plants.A little tip is to fill a container with all the water that will be needed to feed the night before you need it by the next day the chorine will have evaperrated from the container even better is if you can get your hands on a fish tank pump and put a airation stone in the water.This is a great way of haveing the nutrients on hand all the time has long has they are not left in unaired water.If you do not have a fish pump just leave the water standing in a container with the lid of for 24 hours and add the nutes the next day and ph it and all will be good....tyke...........

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