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Question. For no tillonger living soil

Discussion in 'Organics' started by Greenthumbs256, Sep 8, 2017.

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    Greenthumbs256

    Greenthumbs256 Active Member

    I can't seem to find a straight answer what kind of water are u guys using for no till living organic soil? Can I use just plain RO water. Or do I need cal mag in my water. Would it be best just to use the city water and let it sit out 24 hrs?
     
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    swedsteven

    swedsteven Well-Known Member

    I use tap water 130ppm 7,8ph I let it sit 1 hour before using it for tea or feeding straight water.
     
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    Buba Blend

    Buba Blend Well-Known Member

    You will probably get a different answer from each person. I made it this grow with RO only till about 4 weeks into flowering before needing Cal/mag+ but I will not do ro only again. Next grow I will add about 40 ppms of cal mag + to my ro water from the start.
    Edit: My grow wasn't no-till, it was an amended soil.
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2017
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    RandomHero8913

    RandomHero8913 Well-Known Member

    @Buba Blend is right, you'll get a bunch of different answers from folks. I've never had a problem with city water, that being said I know there are some places that have terrible water that I wouldn't drink or grow with. So it really comes down to your situation. Are you using RO throughout the whole house because of existing water issues? If so then you should most definitely use the RO. If you have good tasting water coming out of your taps I would just use that and have it sit out for a day or if you need to use it right away you could use some ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) to neutralize the chlorine and chloramine if you're worried about it.
     
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    Greenthumbs256

    Greenthumbs256 Active Member

    My water isn't great that's why I use ro for my grow using tap water kinda worries me but I don't wanna add chemicals to Ro water either.
     
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    toomp

    toomp Well-Known Member

    Ignore the purists idiots that think you 1 molecule of bacteria death will result in failure.

    Tap is fine. It will not be the deal breaker. The no till pots will be a year and a half from now.

    Letting it sit out will not do anything. Chloramine is in it.
     

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