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Thread: PPM of water for plant types

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    Distilled should be lower in dissolved solids than RO. They should both work fine for any cps. Yes it is true that the purer the water the slower the buildup of minerals. You could periodically flush the plants in the sink to help get rid of some. But eventually they should be repotted.

    You can collect rainwater off of roofs etc.. just wait until it has rained a little first to wash off dirt and impurities that might come out from the shingles and such.
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    That;s what i do, I alwasy have a backup water supply.And my main use is RO system water. I am not worying about anything for a while.

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    yo why would they remineralize reverse osmosis water
    is reverse osmosis 0 ppm ?

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    R/O is not 0 ppm. 100% pure, zero impurity water is non-existant (I can go into the chemistry of it if you want but it is a long and boring lecture.)

    Water is remineralized to give it "flavor" Ultra pure water is extremely bland and most people find it unpleasant to drink. Trace levels of certain elements provide enough "flavor" to make it palatable.

    My recommendation for good CP water is go to Wal-MArt and buy a gallon of their distilled water (it has a purple cap.) This is about the purest water you can get for cheap.

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    i want pure water ehehehe
    get me some freaggggin hydrogen !!!! blahahaha
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    i have been using distilled water from day one and my plants are super healthy,and no im not going to get into those grey areas about purity of water.whats the use anyway,i think distilled water has been and still is the way to go with cps.i have always went by what pft.com preferred.

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    Actually, Raw, it is 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen, but as everyone else says, I am not going into a big long boring lecture *snores* . Also, how much does a reverse osmosis water filter cost? Are they a good investment?
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    I just buy the RO or Distilled water from the dispenser at the supermarket. I think it's about CAN$3 for 5 gallons. The cashier always looks a little disappointed that the giagantic item he or she has lugged across the scanner was only a measly few dollars.

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