Thoughts on water

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  1. gargoyl52

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    I was wondering what everyone's thoughts are on using water from a dehumidifier, not good for frogs but ok for plant grow out tanks etc?? Sorry for the noobie question.
     
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    The copper content can be the issue. Orchids definetly do not like it but I do not know about other plants.

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    So distilled water for everything would be the best and safest bet then.
     
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    Reverse osmosis work well too. Certain aged tap water can work.

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    I have pretty hard water so I doubt aged tap water will work for me lol. R/O with how many filters?? Would a basic system work?
     
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    And whoever uses an R/O unit, did you plumb it to your house, or plumber right into you mist king system somehow?
     
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    I bought an RO system from Costco and plumbed it to a tap in the kitchen, I just fill containers from the tap. Check the Mist King web site they have a schematic showing how to plumb the RO system directly into their system.

    That said, for misting i use distilled water from one of those fill your own bottle places. To fill a 19 liter jug it's less than $3.

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