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    Exclamation water for venus fly trap

    ok so i live in eagle pass border of texas an mexico so i was wondering if water from the Rio Grande would be good water to spray on my VFT....

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    isnt the rio grande like....heavily polluted?

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    yeah maybe from dead illegal aliens......seriously.

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    Probably not good for your VFTs then... I think dead bodies count for the TDS
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    LOL!....but really why are you trying to "spray" it.

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    The only way to know for sure is to test it with a TDS meter. If the water has a TDS measurement below 100ppm, it would be fine to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidg89 View Post
    ok so i live in eagle pass border of texas an mexico so i was wondering if water from the Rio Grande would be good water to spray on my VFT....
    Having seen -- smelled -- the Rio Grande in recent years, I seriously doubt it . . .

    I would simply test the water for total dissolved solids (TDS) and go from there. You really want it to be well below 100 ppm; the RO water I use is rarely over 10 ppm . . .
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    http://www.txpeer.org/toxictour/laredo.html

    http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/complian...tr/riosum.html

    A TDS meter will not detect Volatile Organic Compounds.

    "The 30 chemicals that exceeded screening levels were considered to be of potential concern, and were assigned an approximate level of importance based on occurrence. A high-priority group included residual chlorine, methylene chloride, toluene, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, selenium, silver, zinc, chlordane, p,p'-DDE, dieldrin, gamma-BHC (lindane), total PCBs, and cyanide. A medium-priority group consisted of non-ionized ammonia, para-chloro-meta cresol, phenol, and diazinon. A low priority group was composed of phenolics recoverable, chloroform, antimony, thallium, bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, diethyl phthalate, and di-n-butyl phthalate."
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