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    I use the distilled as a monthly soil flush and R/O the rest of the time. Now that I have critters with the plants I don't use any fertilizers (critter poo does it's doody there) but I still do the distilled flush out of habit and the plants don't seem to mind.

    Does nobody use one or two larger containers and put them in smaller for use? I have two 5 gallon "Culligan water machine" jugs for the bulk of water storage then I siphon out into two 1 gallon jugs for day to day use in the hand mister, garden sprayer and crab pond refills. The crab water contains a minute trace of Iodine (1 drop per 5 gallons) and I'm not sure what if anything it would do to CPs so I keep it separate and never put the crab pond water in the mister.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awgaupp View Post
    I just collect gallon containers and fill 'em with RO
    Same here... only this the purge water / expired water from WFI (Water For Injection)... the water that gets tossed.

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    Hi Jim!
    All my water is rain water. Despite the VERY, VERY dry summer I've been lucky here in eastern N.Y. I have a 30 gallon plastic garbage can full as a main backup and collect rain mainly in 5, 3 and 1 gallon buckets. I had to go to the backup ONCE this summer for a few gallons. I fill up 1 gallon milk jugs as well and try to keep at least 3-4 in the house for the inside CPs and other plants.

    Great (and funny!) thread! The things we do for our CPs!

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    I store mine in three and five gallon buckets.
    If you shake a rain stick, you get rain. I need a hamata stick.
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    Don't tell my wife... but there's ~65 gallon jugs, between the garage and the living room!

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