Do you use tap water????
Posted 24 May 2005 - 11:29 AM
there may be chlorine in my tap water. my plants have not shown any adverse side effects after three consecutive waters. If chlorine was present, would I notice something immediately? Or would it take time to build up?
It seems that chlorine evaporates, thus buildup would be difficult.
Does H2O2 (peroxide) neutralize the chlorine?
Posted 24 May 2005 - 02:05 PM
and the chlorine will dissapate.
i found chlorinated water to have little impact
on large healthy plants
but weak clones/seedlings are affected more seriously.
chlorine does not build up in the soil.
Posted 25 May 2005 - 01:20 PM
I thought all tap water had chlorine in it.
If you stop by a pet store you can get a plant-safe declorinator made by Tetra called AquaSafe. It takes 2 minutes for it to work and one 17oz bottle treats about a thousand gallons.
Better yet there's this one, one 2oz bottle treats 1,200 gallons
Posted 25 May 2005 - 01:26 PM
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Posted 29 May 2005 - 06:06 AM
esp. not a tank that has had chemicals added to it.
or diseases in it, etc.
the fish waste is good fert,
be sure it's a healthy fresh water tank
free of doubtful chemicals.
Posted 29 May 2005 - 06:36 AM
Posted 29 May 2005 - 06:42 AM
tapwater is often alkaline
and will cause salt buildup in the soil mix over time
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Posted 12 December 2005 - 03:13 PM
i've been using distilled water for my projects as it's been shown that the tap water around here causes cancer
a few years ago alot of people around here were getting sick and they couldn't figure out why
untill they found a dead bloated cow blocking one of the intakes for the water filtering plant...
that also seems to say alot about how well they filter the water