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    Water filter dilemna

    I read on a website that Britta™ and Pur™ water filters do not remove the minerals and salts that CPs hate. I just realized that the water filter my parents installed is a Pur™ filter! Does anyone else use Pur™ filters and not have thier plants all die? Thanks,

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    Thoroughly flush all your pots with distilled water several times. They will be fine. By flushing all the pots with distilled water (so that it runs out the bottom) you will wash the minerals and "bad stuff" out. The problem is when there is a build up of those impurities in the soil.

    How long have you been watering with that water? It shouldn't be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyfrye View Post
    I read on a website that Britta™ and Pur™ water filters do not remove the minerals and salts that CPs hate. I just realized that the water filter my parents installed is a Pur™ filter! Does anyone else use Pur™ filters and not have thier plants all die? Thanks,

    -Johnny
    Thanks for warning me! When I run out of disstilled water I use Britta. My waters not that bad but I ussually tend to avoid it due to unnescasary chlorine.

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    The strange thing is, I've been using it for 3 months now, and non of them have died or evenn declined. (Except an Adelae who is flowering) Also my mom just told me we have a house filter then a Pur™ filter. I still might want to use distilled though.
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    Actually I think the tap water in some parts of Ventura Co. may be ok once you remove the chlorine. Check with other CP growers in your area or ask the Utility Co. for their latest water analysis for your area.

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    nah they dont a RO filter would be a good investment if you buy your water.
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    I seem to recall one of the LACPS members saying they've used tap water for years at one of the meetings - I believe they are from Ventura Co, CA. But I could be wrong. That's why you should check.

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    I use the britas fomr my well the well water tastes minerally and after the britta it is bland.
    I use it since my parents driveme crazy about me getting "Special" water you need "Special" water mostly my dad though and he is not here so i'll fluh them out

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