Can i feed my plants boiled water and save money from buying water?

krillman

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does anyone have any experience with watering their plants with boiled water? is this okay? i've been spending way too much money on buying money and don't have enough money to buy a water filter.
 

Manny Ramirez

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I use tap water......I fill up 1 gallon containers....and let it sit for 24-48 hours....then it's good to go....

Screw boiling it........
 

daisy2687

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You can boil but you really don't need to. The only bad thing in tap water is chlorine which dissipates once it sits for a day.
 

Vaurien

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If you ever buy milk, just wash those out with WATER very well and then refill let them sit out on top of your cabinet, then you have water ready for whenever you need it.
 

MetalSmelter

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I use tap water......I fill up 1 gallon containers....and let it sit for 24-48 hours....then it's good to go....

Screw boiling it........
x2 just so easy to do, no time, no energy, just gotta make sure to have multiples and have some on hand when needed.
 

trues

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yeah you can do that but i would just let the water sit and put one of oxygen bubblers in the water so it doesnt get stagnate (stale/slimy)
 

Seamaiden

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Jeez, my plants are gonna have to make do with our water. Well water, no filtration, can't afford it, HARD AS HELL I'm sure, and a shitload of precipitate (it leaves a layer of crud in the toilet tanks). Can't afford to do otherwise, man, times are tight, times are tight.
 

trapper

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if your waters like mine 850 ppm you need bottled water,mine is so filled with calcium and sodium that it killed the roots.
 

korvette1977

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Jeez, my plants are gonna have to make do with our water. Well water, no filtration, can't afford it, HARD AS HELL I'm sure, and a shitload of precipitate (it leaves a layer of crud in the toilet tanks). Can't afford to do otherwise, man, times are tight, times are tight.

you would be better off getting some water from a freshwater streamthen using what you have in your well
 

Seamaiden

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I haven't tested the water, all I know is what the well produces and that it passed county. I'm fairly certain there's a good amount of iron because of how it stains the toilets and showers. Likely high in manganese and/or magnesium, as well as calcareous content. There's no way I can afford to water my plants with bottled water, though. Fortunately, give me a canister with a way to push the water and I can filter almost anything.

OR! I could just make a evap H2O recovery setup... hm.. gotta think on that.

When you're measuring total dissolved solids, do you care what the solids are, or is it just an issue of purity?
 

Seamaiden

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you would be better off getting some water from a freshwater streamthen using what you have in your well
Dude, that's an EXCELLENT idea! If only I still had all those 5gal. water bottles I had from when I had my aquarium set-up/maintenance biz. Shit, and I paid money for those. Buckets'll work! And it's a good reason to hit one of the local creeks, rivers, or reservoirs.

BRILLIANT! :D

Btw, you never said what you and your fiance ride. :-P
 

korvette1977

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Dude, that's an EXCELLENT idea! If only I still had all those 5gal. water bottles I had from when I had my aquarium set-up/maintenance biz. Shit, and I paid money for those. Buckets'll work! And it's a good reason to hit one of the local creeks, rivers, or reservoirs.

BRILLIANT! :D

Btw, you never said what you and your fiance ride. :-P


Honda's ..Me a 919 .. her a Rebel 250
 

imajoker

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Just know that boiling only kills germs, doesn't reduce metals- chlorine, etc.- actually increases them in theory since you are concentrating the water. Every city has different tap water- test it for pH and impurities and go from there.
 

Seamaiden

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You are quite correct. The only other issue is with chlorine and chloramine compounds. Chlorine will dissipate into the atmosphere given sufficient time, whereas chloramine (chlorine + ammonia) requires an agent to break the bond.

Honda's ..Me a 919 .. her a Rebel 250
At the moment we're a Honda family, too. :)
 

memphisoldman

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I have two 25 gal drums that I have outside that stay full of rain water. I keep em coverd when its not raining. I check the ph when I pull out water to use. It is usually around 6.7-7.0. I bring in about 5 gals at a time and let it sit in my grow room to get to room temp. So far no problems and I have been using it for over a year now. It also keeps the humidity up in the room with the heat from the lights.
 

jimmyspaz

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I use 16 liter kitty litter containers that I let sit for 24 hours to outgas clorine. Our city water tests out at 6.5 so that's all I need to do.
 
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