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    I would heartily like to second what both Jaie and CXP2K have said.

    Remember tap water is NOT right for everyone, and I certainly think that everyone who uses tap water should flush periodically with distilled.

    I would also like to point out that when we talk about this, some new people might come on and read that 'your doing great with tap water' and think 'well then I don't need to use distilled' and the next thing you know, they are using water that could double for cement.

    I am not saying anyone has been irresponsible here by any means, I just want you all to remember to put that all important caveat in you posts when talking about tap water... let me know if I am being confusing... I might be confusing myself.. (just woke up)

    Oh... and I can tell you from experience... my water comes out of the tap and you can see the calcium and lime start building up within seconds, leave a glass out for a day, and there will be tiny solids forming... a weel, lime sludge at the bottom, like when you have to much sugar in iced tea... I call my tap water instant death... don't even drink it anymore... though, I am sure it is good for staving off osteoperosis. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Hi! I'm a new user. This is the first time I have my own Venus Flytrap so whish me luck.

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    Good Luck Mac! [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    You know Mac we've been messaging back and forth and I just realized that I was completely rude and didnt welcome you to the forum [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] sorry and WELCOME TO THE FORUM [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] :cheesy: :biggrin:
    And unless there is a reason I don't know about I wouldn't repot no sense in messin with a good thing.

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    Hello everyone,
    I've been hearing a lot of things about chlorine evaporating if you just leave the water out. They now use chloramines wich are more stable and don't evaporate nearly as quick. You have to leave the water out in BRIGHT sun light for these to evaporate. So all in all its most likely better to just use distilled water.

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    The great water debate continues...

    I try to give options for people...( who only wants to hear one way to do something.)

    HOWEVER :biggrin:

    For the sake of not killing the plants ( b/c they will eventually die due to build up of minerals, chemicals and anything else in it that isn't good ) I say use ONLY DISTILLED WATER.

    If you try to use something else, you take a chance on killing the plant.

    If you do not heed the warnings and it works. Congrats. That doesn't mean that it is always going to work for you though.


    ALthough the guidelines aren't written in stone on how to take care of these plants, many are put in place for a reason. Water isn't something that should be played with.

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    Jaie, add RO water too. I use it and it is great! I say Use only Distilled,Rain,and RO water only!

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    I would say the other two, but then no one has the means to collect rain water OR can't afford a Ro system.

    So to make it as simple as I can... Distilled water only ! :smile:

    That leaves NO option.

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