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Index: GrowFAQ : Can I use water from the dehumidifier? Added by: MisterIto Last edited by: Team GrowFAQ Viewed: 683 times Rated by 4 users: 9.50/10 Dehumidifier water can be used for watering container plants and in hydroponic reservoirs. It reads 10ppm or less on a TDS meter. Water that sits stagnant can harbor mold and bacteria however, so you may want to oxygenate the water before using it. Oxygen levels are easily increased by shaking it in a jug or adding hydrogen peroxide. This will kill the harmful bacteria and your plants will benefit from the extra oxygen. The dehumidifier water is very soft water, since it has been recondensed from
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Unformatted text preview: vapor which lost its mineral content when it evaporated. Many people use it to soften their tap water. WARNING: Dehumidiers often employ copper tubing. If the resulting water is 10ppm its possibly 10ppm of copper. Adding this to your reservoir every time will start concentrating the metals-- since plants only need under 1ppm of copper, using this water could accumulate to the 100ppm toxicity level. Last modified: 22:00 - Nov 23, 2000 Quicklink: http://overgrow.com/growfaq/260 GrowFAQ © 2000-2004 Overgrow faq:260 "Can I use water from the dehumidifier?" Compiled by QMP3T...
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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.

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