So I went out and bought a small Ro system that makes 3 gallons every three hours. I fill my jugs up everyday except my lazy days. My water in my city is just filthy and it can not be used in a garden. Can I get any suggestions on a better way to water my ladies?
I’m not sure what you’re asking, but I use a pressure sprayer to water everyone. I’ve removed the sprayer, and let it flow. Making sure it doesn’t run off the side of the dirt.
Are you asking a better way to water (making a mess) when trying to water plants or a better way that doesn’t require waiting 3 hrs for 3 gal of filtered water?
You can either let your tap water sit out for around 2 days with a air stone in it or go buy spring water
This is what I use, ppm are really low and it connects right to my water hose. They say it cleans chlorine, but I still let it sit.
You need to get a resivor and add a swamp cooler float to it and just let the ro system fill the res , so that way you always have 25 or 50 gallons on hand for watering…
I use sturdy 25 gallon trash cans that are hooked up to my ro system and I have 4 of them for water for my vegg plant’s and in my flower room my ro is hooked directly to my rdwc system’s…
I keep old gallon jugs (~10 of them) filled with RO around the house. Comes in handy when it’s time to do a flush.
Should of been more thorough when explaining sorry. I was looking for a better way tk have water on hand rather than spending hours filling jugs. @peachfuzz is what J think im trying to shoot for. Is there any reason why a Ro system does not come out neutral at 7.0 ph. Or is this a common problem? And thank you everyone for the feedback. I keep it pretty clean in my tents with no mess. I use a pesticide spray tank and care for each plant individually.
RO pH is irrelevant as RO will take on the pH of the medium that it is introduced to. Measuring the pH of RO is futile as there aren’t enough ions in the water to give an accurate reading.
That is what I was wondering thank you fkr the advice.
This is my system with the swamp cooler floats…
Always have water on hand…
I only grow in water so I always need it…
Go buy a 300 gal tank and a float valve. Then leave your RO on 24/7 and it’ll shut itself off when your tanks full so you never have to worry about it. Have you tried using your city water btw? It shouldn’t be toxic and at most, it’s just got a higher ppm then RO. Most of the minerals in city water are trace elements the plant won’t mind. The chlorine would only really be an issue if your doing live culture and are concerned for the health of your beneficials. I started out using RO filters for years and years, and every imaginable fancy hydroponic nutrient/booster/gimmick… and the more I did this, and the better I got at it, the less I used. I’m literally down to a custom soil mixture, a once monthly top dress mixture, microbe tea, and occasionally a primary grow/bloom depending on the strain. You can always just tweak your soil to compensate for your waters extra substance.
@thirtythree this is outstanding advice and I hope I’m at where you are one day. Not sure why I never thought of it but I will try to get a bigger tank and running my Ro system straight to my grow room. My ears are open to your growing medium if you want to share? I will be trying just a top soil on autoflowers that I have sprouting now. I want to start making my own organic soil, but I still have a long way to go.