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    No worries. Figure I'd save you the headache
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    How do you guys get enough water for these outdoor bogs? RO filter? Or does rain do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcantrell View Post
    How do you guys get enough water for these outdoor bogs? RO filter? Or does rain do it?
    Atlanta city tap is really really really really low in TDS . I just hook up a soaker hose and turn it on for 15-20 min a week or there abouts
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    I have a RO system that pumps water into a 30 gallon barrel but we get about 40" of rain annually so we get a good bit and that helps!

    Travis, You're right. When I was in Atlanta last year to visit Brooks, I tested Atlantas water and the TDS was 37ppm!! I couldn't believe how low it was.
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    37ppm... dang. I live pretty much down the street from Brooks and I was in the 50's. Still not bad I suppose.

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    Yeah, the stakes are 2 x 6s with a v cut so they go into the ground easier and I screwed them to the sides of my beds. They are probably 6-8" in the ground I would guess. There is no bulging on the sides so it must work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bucky78 View Post
    When I was in Atlanta last year to visit Brooks, I tested Atlantas water and the TDS was 37ppm!! I couldn't believe how low it was.
    Why is it all these people have been here and yet no one wants to visit me LOL??


    37ppm... dang. I live pretty much down the street from Brooks and I was in the 50's. Still not bad I suppose.
    Pretty much anything below 100 is considered okay, below 50 is great.
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    Decided to buy a gallon from one of those water-spigot-station... things.. at the local Winco. Got it home and tested it. 005 (FIVE!) TDS, not bad! Going to buy a 5 or 10 gallon jug of it one of these days. Definitely makes it possible to do the mini-bogs outside I wanted to do.

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