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I'm getting weary of buying distilled water for my gardens.  Gets expensive.  Does anyone have any information on a good, reasonably priced,  distiller? 

 

Thanks for any info.

 

Judith

 

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Orlando Jude (not verified)
Wow Judith, 8.5 PH? That's

Wow Judith, 8.5 PH? That's definitely hard water. Do ya'll have the dispensing machines that serve up 5 gallons of drinking water for 50 cents? They're usually just an RO filter but might be worth testing.

Hmmmmmm didn't think about that.  But would probably be to much for me.  I can't lift much weight at all (angina)   But I'm using tap water in the buckets, and most of the time the flora series brings it right down to mid-range.  6.0-6.5.  I wonder if I should switch to micro for hard water?   But I'll have to use up what I have anyway.  

Did you see the post about the GH rep saying the flora series is better for flowers?   He's sending me some of the other stuff, so we'll soon see which is best, I would think.  I need to find that again and save a link to it. 

Glad to see you back!

 

BB (not verified)
Wow Judith, 8.5 PH? That's

Wow Judith, 8.5 PH? That's definitely hard water. Do ya'll have the dispensing machines that serve up 5 gallons of drinking water for 50 cents? They're usually just an RO filter but might be worth testing.

Orlando Jude (not verified)
Judith, if you have a large

Judith, if you have a large and long enough tube, just fill the tube with water, cap both ends, usually with my thumbs.  Insert one end into the AG bowl and make sure the other end is at a lower level than the AG and then uncap both ends, the water will start flowing out the lower end of the tube starting the siphoning action.  Simple. :)

Stone:   Yea!  Thanks loads for that info.  I'll do it. 

Gisette: I do get a bit of white stuff, but mostly around my herbs & salad greens, not the toms.

 

MaryH (not verified)
I did not even notice that

I did not even notice that since I know what you meant after living there 2 years in London way back when.  But it can get embarrasing at times with language differences.

I asked a male colleague for a ride and everyone burst off laughing.  Ride (Us) means drive somewhere whereas Ride (UK) has sexually connotations.  I was told I should have asked him for a lift unless I really meant the 2nd one :D

stonecold (not verified)
Judith, if you have a large

Judith, if you have a large and long enough tube, just fill the tube with water, cap both ends, usually with my thumbs.  Insert one end into the AG bowl and make sure the other end is at a lower level than the AG and then uncap both ends, the water will start flowing out the lower end of the tube starting the siphoning action.  Simple. :)

jessijordan (not verified)
Its not on any of my black

Its not on any of my black AG3s or the other white one. Its on just the 1 white one with the japaleno baby in it.
 

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I get lots of crusty stuff

I get lots of crusty stuff from nutes in my AG mini's, no matter what I grow in em. Perhaps it just shows better on black.

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I get white crusted stuff on
I get white crusted stuff on my AG3 that hold the jalapeño pepper plant (and used to hold the 2 failled ruby tomato plants). It must be something about the vegetable nutes that the salad & herb nutes dont have.
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At a pH of 8.5, I'd guess

At a pH of 8.5, I'd guess your tap water's a bit hard... but the AG tabs seem to be buffering it perfectly.  Do you get white crunchy stuff around the edges of the piping? That's often calcium carbonate buildup.

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Orlando Jude (not verified)
  Hahahahha --- I have the

 

Hahahahha --- I have the word tap on my jugs so I’ll know they came from the faucet and are not distilled water. 
 
Anyway, I wrote a long answer but when I hit save it took me to a page that said access denied!!!   I’m really frustrated right now.
 
Will try to condense it.
 
Tap water is EC 0.2-0.4, PH 8.5+ (is blue)
How would I know hardness?  
 
What do you think of this?
AG #1 w/Ruby Tom & Jalapeno – EC 1.4 – 1.6, PH 6.0.
AG #2 w/same – EC 2.0 – PH 6.0
 
Weird? They have been treated exactly the same, and were both sanitized on 3/23.
 
Aero cust service also recommended flushing every other feeding, so will be doing that at next feeding.  (recently called them re purple veining and they were aware it was happening sometimes)  Haven’t found a siphon yet tho and don’t care to get a mouthful of fertilizer. Any suggestions?

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