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    OK, I will try this. Cheers.

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    And, since I washed my sand with tap water, do I just wait until the water evaporates to use it, so the possibility of chlorine is gone?
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    Generally you would want to AT LEAST finnish off with clean water (ro/distilled/di/rain) Chlorine isn't really what we're worried about for our plants. It is the TDS (total disolved solids) and those don't go away with evaporation...
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    It's just that distilled water is precious.....anywho, couldn't I just mix the sand with the soil and then flood it with distilled and make the water come outta the bottom of the pot, therefore washing away the TDS?
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    Chlorine evaporates, but the idea is to remove impurites. You can try a vinegar test. Just take a sample of the sand and add vinegar. If it fizzes, it needs more rinsing. If it doesn't, probably clean enough.

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    Alright. That sounds good. I'll try it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Well, it didn't fizz, though my sand wasn't dry. Would that make any difference?
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    It's probably good to go!

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