Where do you source your water?

Budwulf

In Bloom
What are some of you folks using for your sources of water? I am curious as I use a Pur filter to bring my pH down from 9.3ish to 7.5ish and to help filter a small amount of contaminates. I like this because it is a simpler form of RO without leaving dead water behind. My only problem with this method is it takes A LONG TIME to filter the water, especially with larger number of plants. It's starting to become a hassle and I am looking for quicker ways of getting my water cleaned.
 
Man you can totally remove chlorine and chloramine from tap water via ascorbic acid aka vitamin c tablets, it causes the chlorine to drop its ammonia molecule via chemical reaction, since chloramine is just chlorine bonded to ammonia, the chlorine can then off gas fairly quickly, I go one tablet to 25 gals of water, dissolve in water then poor through a towel or rag to keep the solids out, it works great and costs virtually nothing, water treatment plants do this because the vitamin c is fish friendly, the remaining ammonia I believe just breaks down into nitrogen, and I always run a 2 in air stone in my rez to keep it moving, my tap WILL grow nasties if I dont, also add hydroguard at the recommended dosage to help with the nasties that are inevitably in most of our tap
 

fadedtree

Stretching
I've heard about something you can put on the tap that turns the water into distilled but when I checked the link it was out of stock, can't remember the name (don't even know if it's legitimate) but I've been trying to find a solution to get distilled water more easily than buying it. I would do rainwater but being near major cities makes me think it's probably not all that clean.
 

Fr3nzy

In Bloom
My well water has very high ppm, bunch of iron in it. So I got a ro, it brings me to 7 ppm around 7 ph, always use 1tsp calmag per gallon. Seems to be doing the job.
Man you can totally remove chlorine and chloramine from tap water via ascorbic acid aka vitamin c tablets, it causes the chlorine to drop its ammonia molecule via chemical reaction, since chloramine is just chlorine bonded to ammonia, the chlorine can then off gas fairly quickly, I go one tablet to 25 gals of water, dissolve in water then poor through a towel or rag to keep the solids out, it works great and costs virtually nothing, water treatment plants do this because the vitamin c is fish friendly, the remaining ammonia I believe just breaks down into nitrogen, and I always run a 2 in air stone in my rez to keep it moving, my tap WILL grow nasties if I dont, also add hydroguard at the recommended dosage to help with the nasties that are inevitably in most of our tap
We use stain eliminator on rust spots in pools, it is made from citric fruits and will drop the chlorine out of the water immediately. If someone over chlorinated there pool we tell them to dump it in and be swimming in no time.
 

jpockets420

In Bloom
People have been buying all the distilled water in town the last week. Either we have a ton of growers or people are freaking out and panic shopping again. We are finally going to rid ourselves of the 25 plastic jugs per week and invest in a filtration system. No matter what I do my tap water that is sourced from our very dirty river always pisses my plants off when I use it which is weird because it's only 160ppm out the tap. It has to be the chloramine. It's hard to work with chemicals to remove it because I only mix up a couple gallons at a time so filtration is the only way.
 

Ramjet159

In Bloom
People have been buying all the distilled water in town the last week. Either we have a ton of growers or people are freaking out and panic shopping again. We are finally going to rid ourselves of the 25 plastic jugs per week and invest in a filtration system. No matter what I do my tap water that is sourced from our very dirty river always pisses my plants off when I use it which is weird because it's only 160ppm out the tap. It has to be the chloramine. It's hard to work with chemicals to remove it because I only mix up a couple gallons at a time so filtration is the only way.
You can’t somehow trap and store rainwater during winter . I’m not sure of your climate or laws so it may be an ignorant comment 🤷🏼‍♂️
 

jpockets420

In Bloom
You can’t somehow trap and store rainwater during winter . I’m not sure of your climate or laws so it may be an ignorant comment 🤷🏼‍♂️
We have an ordinance against collecting rainwater in my town. It's to prevent the spread of west Nile virus and reduce mosquito populations they say. I still do it when I remember to. It's been awhile though since I hurt my back.

As I wrote this the mosquito truck just rolled past spraying everything including our house which is next to the alley. Maybe it'll help my thrip problem lmao.
 
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