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    Hi Cindy,
    the problem with britta filters is, that they replace "salts" (CaCO3) with other "salts" so you will get Na2CO3 and some HCO3 2- Ions...
    that will make the water less "hard" but definitly NOT less toxic for cp.
    Sorry.
    But you should look for rainwater or destilled/purified water...

    sorry "chemical Englisch" is not easy for me ;o)

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    The plants in the top left hand corner-the largest ones,what media did you use for them?

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    Martin, Jaie(administrator) mentioned that he used a brita and it worked well. It was replaced by a reverse osmosis thingy only because they could afford a better filter.

    Don't tell me my plants are at risk...sigh...

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    Martin, thanks for clearing up the confusion with Brita's... I have been tempted to switch over... but will hold out for the RO unit.

    To all, If you have a sams club membership, they have an RO unit going for less than 200 right now, as does Cosco I think, If memory serves it was around 150 dollars I think. (can't remember for sure.) seems like a deal though... I think I have conned the family into one for X-Mas!

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    When we used the filter ( in the begining). We would use the filter and then leave the water in a bucket or some kind of container for a few days before we used it on the plants.
    We have no problem ( problems being losing ANY plants that we had at the time).
    HOWEVER
    I highly recommend anyone to get a RO system. That way you take no chance. OR just spending about a buck and buying a gallon of distilled water.
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    for those that cannot afford that habit...My next suggestion would be to use the brita filter.

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    Okie guys! Here's what I'm going to do. Use brita until I feel like I've cash to spare...usually on payday [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] , give up my meal at Jap restaurant (sashima!)... and buy a gallon of distilled water and flush my plants! Will do?

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    Cindy, sounds good, I have also found that many really enthusiastic aquarium stores sell RO and de-ionized water for even less that Distilled in the grocery store... perhaps you might like to call around and see if that is an option for you!?

    On average here in the US a relatively nice meal costs about 8 to 12 dollars, and a gallon of distilled water costs 47 cents, so, I hope you don't have to give up your visit!

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