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    Creek water?

    I was just wondering if I can use creek water on my nepenthes, especially now that it's raining I would think it would be ok, but just checking

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    Nope....the mineral content of most creekwater is astronomical.....so it's not good at all.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    not only that, but terrestrial run off, unwanted nutrients due to fertilized lawns, pesticides, and pathogens would be present as well....if you happened to live near Mt. Shasta, Mt. Blanche, or the Tepuis, you'd have better luck....
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    Agreed! You never know what is running off into the creek.

    Quote Originally Posted by amphirion View Post
    not only that, but terrestrial run off, unwanted nutrients due to fertilized lawns, pesticides, and pathogens would be present as well....if you happened to live near Mt. Shasta, Mt. Blanche, or the Tepuis, you'd have better luck....
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    I'm lucky in that respect...I can use my tap water after chlorine evaporation via aeriation.
    The Chetco River is but 30 miles or so long and drains from the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.
    The City merely filters it and adds the mandatory amount of chlorine the Gov't. says we have to add.
    It won't even register on my TDS meter.
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