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By tommyr
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Domnu7 wrote:Anyone happen to know the TDS for Seattle WA? I've ordered a meter but its not due to arrive for a while and I'm tired of running to the store for distilled water several times a month. I'm also new to these forums so, hello all :D
You can also use rainwater which is what I use most of the time.
By Teye01
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Den Bosch, the Netherlands
Tap water 205 ppm
Pond (unnatural) 138ppm
Pond (natural) 20 ppm (my unlimmited water source and I am hoping for carnivorous plants to pop up)
Rain 14 ppm
Demineralised water 3 ppm
Groundwater 232 ppm
By tommyr
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Abeginner wrote:Athens, Ohio
Tap, 630ppm
Rain water off roof, 0-32ppm depends how much rain we get and how often
WOW! New highest reading in the thread I think. That's really bad tap.
By falconstrike
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Joined:  Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:00 am
Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) of several water sources
1) Tap Water - 10ppm
2) Tap Water + Amway eSpring - still 10ppm (I use this for my VFTs)
3) Spritzer Mineral Water (bottled) - 7ppm (yes, it is 7ppm)
4) RO water from office - 1ppm
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