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    I now buy distilled water from Cold Storage. Their house brand (First Choice) is selling for 65 cents per bottle (1.5 litres) until 30 June 2003. I think that is a decent price since the next cheapest (No Frills) cost 81 cents (also at Cold Storage). I guess this is a practical option since I only need one bottle per week (very few plants you see: 1 Drosera filliformis, 1 Drosera capensis, 1 Sarrachenia purpurea, 1 VFT, 1 VFT "Red Dragon", 1 Nepenthes albomarginata, 2 Nepenthes gracilis and 1 pathetic Nepenthes rafflesiana).

    Don't know how much NTUC selling their distilled water. Cold Storage nearer to my house than NTUC so I do not need to walk back home lugging tonnes of water. I no car.

    Hong Yee, from whom I just bought several CPs last saturday, uses an deioniser kit that is for purifying water meant for use in an marine aquarium. Apparently the kit cost about S$70. I will have to check this out.

    Other options includes a Reverse Osmosis unit (ca. S$1700 at ACE, Novena Square) or a distiller. There is shop (a brand call Redheart, 65561234) at International Plaza that sells a compact distiller but I have not checked out the price of that unit yet. ( I am not affliated with this company)

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    Hey guys!

    Never knew that there were a couple of other Singaporeans lurking around too! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Yep, I use a dual-bed de-ionser which I bought from a local marine supply store at $70, recharging is at $50. It's Sarracenia flowering season now! Sad to say, my Nepenthes collection is rather dismal .. just several N.rafflesiana, N.gracilis, one single N.ampullaria, N.fusca (just flowered last weekend, it's a female, yay&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img], N.veitchii and a couple of hybrids.

    Cindy - regarding temperate CPs, I have stopped my usual practice of placing them in the fridge for dormancy, after seeing what happened for the last 2 years. Almost all my Sarracenia will go into dormancy on their own, and I just leave them be until they start growing and flowering. The same goes for temperate Drosera - those nifty D.filiformis ssp. filiformis simply form hibernacula on their own.

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    Oh yes - and there's yet one more Singaporean CPer lurking around here. Cindy, I believe you know cheekin as well? He's usually the Bulbophyllum-Paphiopedilum-Phalaenopsis expert, but grows a few CPs as well. Cheekin, if you're reading this, show yourself! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

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    Ah, Mr Dragon Goby, welcome to this forum.

    I believe we met last saturday? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    I started off using bottled distilled water from super market, 6 months ago I bough a compact distiller that produces 4 L of distill water after 7 hours, I also devised a simple tray system to collect rain water from my balcony whenever it rains….. where have all the rains gone?
    The compact distiller was priced at S$ 299.00? from whom? It was an ad in the newspaper and deliver to door step….got to find the receipt! Let you know when I find it.

    Otherwise you may consider a RO system, I was quote by Pureland International:
    CT9000R0 Pureland 7 Stages Reverse Osmosis System with 3 gallons Storage Tank Stainless Steel Faucet (Design, Installation & Commission) at S$ 890.00 http://www.water.com.sg/RO.htm
    But I think it is expensive locally, may have to go by mail order to the US for about USD 250 ~300 + delivery.

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    I think the distiller purchased by jalan kayu is the Redheart brand that I was talking about previously. Just called them up and the original price was S$399 but now on offer selling for S$299 with free delivery.

    Jalan kayu, are you happy with your unit and would you recommend that we consider buying one of this? Also, is it very difficult to manintain the unit?

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    Check out this link for Redheart Water Distiller

    Red Heart - Water Distiller

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    Hi DragonGoby, welcome to the topic, I was actually waiting for you to come in to this topic, please don't mind me asking one question..... are you THY?

    guqin
    Yes, the distiller is the Redheart brand, offered selling for S$299 with free delivery, but I managed to (hard) bargain with him to sell me at S$250.

    I am happy with the unit, not too difficult to maintain the unit.

    But one thing to consider is that, it consumed about 700w, and take about 7 hours (total of 4.7 kWh, how much is kWh now? never bother to check my utility bill) to produce 4 L of distilled water.

    Yes, I would recommend that you consider buying one of this if power bill is not a problem.

    Hi all,

    Found a company in 28 Tuas Ave 8, Chemitreat tel:65592600 that sell deionized water (PH=7, TDS 2ppm) for 26˘/L, minimum qty 25 L, they also sell 25L Jerry can at S$10 each.
    But I will stick to my distiller.

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