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    ok so for my greenhouse i am about done with, I was going to put a fan type humdifier to keep teh humidity up. the water for it doesnt need to be purified does it? nothing will evaporate besides water and hurt the plants will it?

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    thanks for you imput

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    minerals won't evaporate.

    when the vapor condenses on the foliage, mineral deposites will be left behind interfering with photosynthesis.

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    so i dont need to use purified water?

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    thanks for you imput

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    well that's not what i said lol.

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    If it is an evaporating humidifier, the minerals will not leave the water, but will be left behind after the water evaporates. Your filter may require more frequent changings/cleanings. But other than that, the humdified air will do nothing to your plants.

    If you had an Ultrasonic humidfier, then you would absolutely NEED to use RO/distilled water.

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    Mineral deposits are not left behind from condensed water. Water coming from the air, condensing on a leaf, is the same process that is distillation - there is simply no collection chamber...but the principle is the same. Evaporated water has no minerals in it to leave mineral deposits.

    The need for R/O or distilled water in an ultrasonic humidifier stems from problems with mineral deposits on the vibrating disc causing it to not function properly.
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    but with an US humidifier it doesn't evaporate. it is more.. vaporized i guess. so there are minerals in the gas//fog and will be deposited on the foliage.

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    Yes Pat, but I'm saying he should use low mineral water in any humidifier period, it saves alot of hassle with the buildup in the filters (if ppm of minerals specifically salts is v. high).

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