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By Sander
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Joined:  Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:29 pm
#170284
Yep, measure with a TDS meter, if u dont have one or dont want to buy one, and u have enough plants,
U could try to give a few plants the rain water for a month or two, and the rest distilled water, if they respond well to it, u can assume the rainwater is ok, but it wont be 100% fail proof.
By obregonmichael5
Posts:  25
Joined:  Wed May 09, 2012 12:20 am
#170318
Sander wrote:Yep, measure with a TDS meter, if u dont have one or dont want to buy one, and u have enough plants,
U could try to give a few plants the rain water for a month or two, and the rest distilled water, if they respond well to it, u can assume the rainwater is ok, but it wont be 100% fail proof.
I'm surrounded by two floor building so sometimes in my street i find a place that is not surrounded by two floor buildings made of brick and trees. Northern BLVD. Or Astoria Blvd. But are you sure the rain water will be clean and won't kill my plants? :?
By obregonmichael5
Posts:  25
Joined:  Wed May 09, 2012 12:20 am
#170401
tish wrote:Rain water is acidic and can collect alot of minerals from air for the first 10 minutes of heavy rain. And longer for light rain. Best to use TDS meter. Direct answer for your doubts
so should i use a brita, or i don't honestly know where to find a tds meter... :D :oops: thanks for the advice though...
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By Sander
Posts:  1226
Joined:  Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:29 pm
#170543
well Bill, id like to have one some day also, but wouldnt it be much cheaper to buy a TDS meter first and see if u can use the rainwater u can collect?

If its safe, a 100 l storage vessel and some guttering is way cheaper^^
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