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    Don't assume anything! When I say that my tap reads half the average for my zip code - it's just as likely for someone who lives in the area to have double the reading on the map. Water quality can vary depending on the time of year as well. During the dry season, it's more likely your water company is tapping into less pure ground water.

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    I was going to use the tds meter no matter what. It was just meant as speculation until I get the tds meter and I was never going to use it on my neps until then. By the way, do you know of a good tds meter? Thanks.
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    I have this one: Amazon.com: HM Digital TDS-EZ Water Quality TDS Tester, 0-9990 ppm Measurement Range , 1 ppm Resolution, +/- 3% Readout Accuracy: Home Improvement

    There are other models that do automatic temperature adjustment (I believe these are generally calibrated to be accurate at 70F) but I just went for the basic one.

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    I use tap only on my neps. They actually seem to respond with new growth, especially if I've been using rain water for a while prior to using tap. However, the media (lfs) breaks down much faster with tap than rainwater.

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    Thank you, nimbulan. @FLTropical thanks for telling me about that as I also use lfs for my nepenthes.
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    A bit off topic, perhaps, but it rained here today and yesterday!! Actual rain, in more than trace amounts. The first real rain in over a month.

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