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Benefits of RO water vs Tap Water

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I'm wondering since I have a Filtered reverse osmosis drinking water system, am I going to see a lot of benefits using it with Calmag rather than using tap water.

I'm probably overplanning for my 1st grow, but curious to know people's experiences 

 
Posted : February 17, 2022 8:37 am
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@posterboy It really depends on what your water is like mate, where in the world are you?

Tap water has some other micro ingredients in that can be good for plants too. But if its really heavy with shit, then RO is a good option. I use tap water, my BG EC is on 0.16 or something, really low. What is your background EC? 


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I'm in Ireland,  I guess I need to add an EC meter to my shopping list!

Thanks for the info

 
Posted : February 17, 2022 11:22 am
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@posterboy you might want a ph meter if you haven’t got one. 

good luck fella

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My water is 1.3 EC out of the fawcett. 620 ppm. That is ugly. I have to use RO.

 
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620ppm darn sounds like you’d be Ill just drinking it 🤢

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@mix

 

I never do. I've had a RO filter forever.

 

I take a shower in it, that's it. I don't even give tap water to the cat.

 
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Posted by: @artmann

My water is 1.3 EC out of the fawcett.

ooooof!!! YEr Mana RO all the way for you maate, damn


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@macky 

I'm sure the wealthier part of town which is, ironically, called Richwoods, has decent water. I live in an older, poorer part of town.

We don't count.

 
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@posterboy, yes once you get a good meter then you'll be able to answer all your questions. Someone just post an article on this subject. I'll see if I can post it for you. 

 
Posted : February 17, 2022 6:58 pm
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