So I’m currently using distilled water 25l costs about £40 I’m trying to see what everyone else uses to save abit of money??
Tap water through a filter I bought a house filter from Bunnings it takes out chlorine, fluoride and any other nasties and for about the cost of 6 months worth of your bottled water will buy one around 200-300 Australian for a decent one that your not replacing the cartridge every month
I bought this cheap portable R/O filter to screw into my sinks for 70 bucks. It takes my 300+ppm tap water down to less then 5ppm
I’ve ran just tap water. First year was city water, past 2.5-3 years just well water with no problems
I’m on a well.
Good deal. Here recently I have noticed ph swings in water out the tap. Meaning, like last night. First gallon I measured ph and it has high 5s. Next gallon was mid 6s. My meter is calibrated and on point so just wondering if that is normal?
Another question to whoever. What’s a good way to store rain water. I think I may switch over and see what happens
I’ve never really looked at it like that. I usually just fill up buckets and aerate them for a few hours, then check if I’m doing water only. If I’m mixing I don’t even bother checking until after mixing and letting stand a while.
So how do you adjust the ph in the water?
Also what do you do about the chemicals
I use tap water which is super hard. Excellent results so far.
I use general hydroponics ph up and down. I have a H/M digital and apera and a cheap $20 ph meter to check with
Ppm outta the tap is 350ish. When I boil water in a pan I have a white substance above the water line
Almost exactly what I have…I do warm the water to 70 F and bubble it for a day before watering.
Really? I take my blunt tip syringe and fill and shoot into water and I see the water bubble from the water I just shot in. I do that for a couple minutes. But as you water down into pot, wouldn’t all the air just go up and out or do you do it to get the chlorine out? I don’t have that problem. I turn on tap into jugs, mix what needs mixed and water
I do water with well water 6.2 ph. At the faucet TDS around 300
As you aerate the water, O2 dissolves and is available for the roots to absorb.
Do you check your ph before you adjust it? I’ve noticed mine swings before I add anything
I do check the pH it does swing a little but not much usually a couple of drops maybe 3 of of ph up will get me on The Sweet Spot.
I use city tap water and haven’t had a problem so far. I went to the water Dept and they gave me a chart of all their water test, ppm and pH test for the last 12 months. It was all within specs to grow. I didn’t think about it after that. Could end up biting me in the butt tho.