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    Yeah uh...i'm rockin a TDS of 998 ppm, which sometimes goes as low as like 375ppm.

    The humidity here is usually about 10-30%, so we can't really get water off the AC. Also, we don't have basements, so unfortunately that won't work either.

    Alex, you have to look at "Total Dissolved Solids" all numbers quoted on the water report are in ppm unless otherwise stated (ppb/pCi/L, etc)

    Good thing I've only drank out of the tap about 4 times in 2.5 years.....
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    Chloroform in the water? When's the next plane to Lubbock, Texas go out?


    In all seriousness, I've always heard 100 ppm as a good max guideline. My water just tested out at 3 ppm. The RO unit is an instrument of the heavens, I'm sure of it! It's saved so much time and effort, I'm so glad I have one. I highly recommend them, for convenience alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phissionkorps View Post
    Yeah uh...i'm rockin a TDS of 998 ppm...
    Literaly! How long does it take you to chew and swallow an 8oz glass of water? As for the nice trace elements listed in your cities water report, you can thank man made pollution and old pipes and mains for those.

    Quote Originally Posted by JustLikeAPill View Post
    In all seriousness, I've always heard 100 ppm as a good max guideline.
    I have heard the same and that Neps being somewhat more tolerant of minerals can handle a ppm a little over that. Although, it's also suggested that you flush the pot through every 2 to 3 waterings.

    Quote Originally Posted by JustLikeAPill View Post
    My water just tested out at 3 ppm. The RO unit is an instrument of the heavens, I'm sure of it! It's saved so much time and effort, I'm so glad I have one. I highly recommend them, for convenience alone.
    My water tests out at 96 ppm. So while it's OK for most CPs, I don't trust it long term for any of them except my Neps. I have tried it "way back when" but my VFTs died after four months and I didn't have any luck growing them past that 'til I started using RO from the store. I'm seriously considering getting an RO unit myself as I went through almost 40 gallons in the past 7 days. My collection isn't that big!
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    40 gallons in 7 days! Yeesh...your collection is probably twice as big as mine, and I only use 1.5 gallons every other day or every 3 days
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCarnivourKid View Post
    I have heard the same and that Neps being somewhat more tolerant of minerals can handle a ppm a little over that. Although, it's also suggested that you flush the pot through every 2 to 3 waterings.
    Or mixing a small amount of pure water in with the tap water.

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    I'm on a spring thingy I need to test the tds.

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    Phission, had no idea public water got that high(I can see well water doing that).
    No basements? Tulsa, OK has few also. Something about the clay being so water retentive that basements get ruined. And, they are in tornado alley(is Lubbock?). I guess storm cellars are pretty expensive.
    Anybody recommend a good TDS meter.
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    HM digital tds meter on ebay. $15 free shipping.
    I have had mine for 2 yrs and it still works great.
    just make sure your buying from someone in the US
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