Will a little bit of bleach in my water kill my plants?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by John Rambo, Dec 5, 2010.

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    John Rambo

    John Rambo Member

    I have an empty gallon jug bleach container and I used it to hold water for watering my plants,I only rinsed the jug once so it still smells a little bit like bleach.I just watered my plants with it without realizing it.Will this kill them?
    Also does anyone know where I can buy some PH paper besides online?checked the pool store and they only have 7-8pH
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    Hudsonvalley82

    Hudsonvalley82 Well-Known Member

    Q1: maybe, but it sure isn't good. Spend a buck and get a gallon of water from the supermarket, more sources put their spring water through reverse osmosis. Q2: Try a pet store for the pH strips, or but a probe tester.
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    fabfun

    fabfun New Member

    no it will not hurt them at all i put lots of bleach in hydro and tap water has clorine in it that but it dissipates use the jug

    as for ph strips is there a hydro grow shop nearby
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    Sinistry

    Sinistry Active Member

    Bleach dissipates pretty quickly. I usually clean my res with bleach, then let it sit until it is completely dry before I refill it. If I have time, I will give it one more quick rinse, but usually dont.
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    fabfun

    fabfun New Member

    wash it out with dish soap and move on
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    puffntuff

    puffntuff Well-Known Member

    It's good for the roots your good.
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    fabfun

    fabfun New Member

    there u go got your advice fill that bleach jug up and water without worry
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    dbkick

    dbkick Well-Known Member

    chlorine is actually one of the micro nutrients.
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    fabfun

    fabfun New Member

    there u go op a win win for u
    get your water on dude

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    Purplekrunchie

    Purplekrunchie Well-Known Member

    I got PH the strips from Wallmart. And I concur that a little Bleach is okay, never over do it, well never over do anything for that matter.

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