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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanukimo View Post
    That is generally accepted as the safe level for CPs, so I think it would be okay.
    Ok, thanks. I should be getting a TDS meter in June.
    So I'll just use the distilled water that I have left until I can get a reading on the water.

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    I have found water vending machines very inconsistent. I tested from a variety of vendors and got wacky readings. I would encourage you to test before you use. Your results will vary depending how how often they clean and change filters.
    I've bought water on a number of occasions and tossed it out after testing it at home.

    The cleanest ones seem to be at health food stores.

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    I use rainwater and I filter it with a coffee filter. I bottle it up so it doesn't stay outside. This way it keeps it from evaporating or collecting insects.Sometimes I'll mix it with my tap water (which has around 100ppm maximum) to conserve some for later. Keep in mind I only have Nepenthes and I thoroughly drench it every other watering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredg View Post
    What's wrong with collecting rainwater?
    I use rain, snow, bog,...
    Calcium would be good for Mexican pings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    I use rain, snow, bog,...
    Calcium would be good for Mexican pings.
    I've collected eggshells and crushed them manually for some paphs of mine. I've heard that calcium carbonate isn't water soluble, but I don't think it'll do much harm anyways.

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    I collect condensation water from the air conditioner. During the summer months in Texas I can get about between 5 and 10 gallons per day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dante1709 View Post
    I've collected eggshells and crushed them manually for some paphs of mine. I've heard that calcium carbonate isn't water soluble, but I don't think it'll do much harm anyways.
    Calcium carbonate is definitely water soluble, but the solubility is dependent upon the exact form the CaCO3 is in, and the pH of the water. The lower the pH the more soluble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redtxn View Post
    I collect condensation water from the air conditioner. During the summer months in Texas I can get about between 5 and 10 gallons per day.
    This I will have to look into...

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