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    Many areas of California have water that is good - considering it's tap water. I'd still flush them out with distilled as much as possible, especially dews. The brita-type filters aren't really effective in reducing minerals - but it's still better than nothing.

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    I use tap water without any problems and I live not too far south of you, so there is a possibility your water is safe to use.
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    If you use not hot but warmish water rather than cold it will do an even better flushing by helping things dissolve more quickly.

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    Malibu is about 30 minutes from me, I'm in thousand oaks right near Nepenthesmatt. He buys distilled water now, because his RO filter is not working and his house is getting remodeled. But he said he normally uses RO water. I think it will be OK because I have a house filter and an RO filter and it's Pur not Britta, (I think Britta is worse) and I've been watering my entire collection of CPs for 3 months and they are all fine and because Max said his TAP water is ok. If his Tap water is ok then my House filter plus RO filter should be OK. The only plant that I am noticing decline in is my D. Adelae, but this may be because he is flowering or maybe I potted him in Miracle-Gro. It's strange because my other Adelae is fine. From now on I'll let my water sit 24 hours before watering and warm it up a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xvart View Post
    How long have you been watering with that water? It shouldn't be a problem.

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    3 months. And no problems except with the adelae.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyfrye View Post
    3 months. And no problems except with the adelae.
    You'll be fine. Just flush several times.

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    I may for my large tank use ro water I am not sure about that since pots and terrriums are different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm82792 View Post
    I may for my large tank use ro water I am not sure about that since pots and terrriums are different.
    Is this English?

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