So I got my WW auto seeds yesterday and put them in solo cups with water from a spigot in my garage near my room downstairs. I have one of those cheap Camco carbon filters off amazon attached to the spigot which is what I used in the cups after balancing pH to 6.5. They were placed in my 4x4 tent for 24 hours with RH staying in 70-80 range and temp 71-74 the entire time.
I just got done pulling them from the cups and placing them on a paper towel on a plate (6 seeds btw) I did notice a little swelling and can see the seeds trying or starting to pop all 6 of them. The paper towel is folded over the seeds a few times and the there is no standing water on the plate I used a dropper and completely dampened the paper towel and just placed the plate back in the tent in the same conditions.
I measured waters pH after removing seeds and it was 7.5 (I believe I might not have mixed as well or something when I first tested) I was wondering if this is typical?
Will I be good to use the water thru that cheap carbon filter or do I need to purchase an RO system?
When I drop into their 5 gallon bags what do you guys recommend on light distance and intensity? (Here is my setup post: Link )
TL; DR I have 2 Mars Hydro TSW2000 in a 4x4 tent.
Also do I seem to be on the right track from what I seen today it seems so far so good to me?
Thanks ahead of time guys!!