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    Question Good substitute for distilled water?

    Im out of distilled water, and our tap water is unhealthy for my VFT. Is Arrowhead water ok? The website shows the water contents. (Which dont seem too pure.

    Website: http://www.arrowheadwater.com/KnowH2O/OurSources.aspx

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    Distilled, purified water, reverse osmosis, or rain water is about all you should use. You can use tap water if your tap is extremely pure, but that is rare.

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    If you can't find distilled, get a water bottle (or bottles) that isn't mineral water and says zero sodium.
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    So arrowhead is off the list then?
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    It is likely you're getting arrowhead drinking water... which has minerals added for taste. I believe they do provide a "pure" water... but I doubt you're getting that. so I would say no. Of course... "bad" water is better than no water (in emergencies) ...then you need to top rinse the pot once you get some pure water again. and next time don't run out
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    Ive watered them everyday , and today is the only skip..so they're ok till tomorrow. Thanks though, I was awfully sure Arrowhead drinking water was a good substitute.
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    I buy water from the vending machines in front of supermarkets. Glacier seems to have a monopoly here in Southern California. These use reverse osmosis to purify the water. 25 cents a gallon. I test each batch with a TDS meter which reads between 1 and 5 ppm of TDS.

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    Try deionised water from a hardware store. The kind you use in your car.

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