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Index: GrowFAQ : What is the best type of water to start with? Added by: administrator Last edited by: 10k Viewed: 835 times Rated by 6 users: 7.00/10 Contributed by: ~Shabang~ Most growers will have no problems using tap water. You can have the tap water analyzed to determine if it will give you problems or you can buy a good filter and start with a totally clean slate. The most common problems with tap water will be: pH -- usually caused by lime or calcium in the groundwater supply high parts per million (lots of dissolved junk in it) -- yum, city water. Certain elements dissolved in the tap water may cause lockups and then deficiencies if you are using chemical fertilizers. chloramine -- used in wastewater treatment The best filter to use is called Reverse-Osmosis. Under-the-sink models can be purchased at any home improvement store for around US$200. They will require cleaning and filter replacement around once a year, depending on how many gallons you put through it. The typical model can clean
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2009 for the course BIO 328 taught by Professor Roux during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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