Hello I have a question around the type of water to use in hydro and soil setups. I’ve been using distilled and adding nutrients. I’m using the sensi grow parts a and b with voodoo juice and I’ll throw a squirt of cal mag plus in there every once in a while.
I’ve been reading that using plain tap water and not filtering out the mineral levels is what a lot of growers prefer because tab water has essential nutrients.
My question is if you use tap water and don’t filter do you add the nutrients as you typically would or do you use less? The water here in Vegas is typically around 450 ppm if it’s straight out the tap. So after adding recommended dosage of nutrients it’s going to be around 1200 ppm I am guessing.
When I add nutrients to distilled water the ppm is typically around 750 ppm considering distilled water has close to 0 ppm.
So much conflicting information out there it’s hard to tell what’s right and what’s wrong. Thanks if anyone can help clear this up.