TDS (total dissolved solids) of Water in Various Locations

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TDS (total dissolved solids) of Water in Various Locations

by tannerm » Sat May 13, 2017 4:42 pm

Wikiwakawakawee wrote:Got a reading of 230 PPM in Monterey, California.


That seems low (still way too high for CPs though)... I'm down south in Cali and I get 490!!!!! That's almost at the US EPA's max contaminants level


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Re: TDS (total dissolved solids) of Water in Various Locatio

by Wikiwakawakawee » Sat May 13, 2017 4:51 pm

tannerm wrote:
Wikiwakawakawee wrote:Got a reading of 230 PPM in Monterey, California.


That seems low (still way too high for CPs though)... I'm down south in Cali and I get 490!!!!! That's almost at the US EPA's max contaminants level


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It might just be the base I live on too that purifies the water a bit more

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Re: TDS (total dissolved solids) of Water in Various Locatio

by tannerm » Sat May 13, 2017 4:55 pm

Wikiwakawakawee wrote:
tannerm wrote:
Wikiwakawakawee wrote:Got a reading of 230 PPM in Monterey, California.


That seems low (still way too high for CPs though)... I'm down south in Cali and I get 490!!!!! That's almost at the US EPA's max contaminants level


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Ah yes, that could totally be it! I honestly just distill my own water for drinking and plant purposes and call it good. Haha


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Re: TDS (total dissolved solids) of Water in Various Locatio

by fattytuna » Tue May 16, 2017 4:50 am

fattytuna wrote:Heres info for Sydney water resevoirs. http://www.sydneywater.com.au/SW/water-the-environment/how-we-manage-sydney-s-water/waterquality/typical-drinking-water-analysis/index.htm
The median is probably around 135, although it varies according to location.


I've been watering with tap water for a while now and my plants don't mind. I leave them outside to flush with rainwater every few weeks so minerals don't build up.

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Re: TDS (total dissolved solids) of Water in Various Locatio

by Lightboy1 » Thu May 25, 2017 11:04 pm

I just purchased a TDS meter from eBay for $6.00
It appears to work rather well.
I've checked several water sources and it reflects the difference of TDS in each water sampling.
I was happy to see that Dehumidifier water was at 18 ppm.
Has anyone had any experience using Dehumidifier water on CP's ?

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Re: TDS (total dissolved solids) of Water in Various Locatio

by riveraXVX » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:30 am

Greensboro, NC
growing VFT's

grabbed an HM digital TDS-4 off amazon - paid around $17? and another $10 on the calibration solution...probably overpaid for it all for the purpose being used but eh! seemed pretty close to accurate after getting it adjusted - close enough for the intended purpose at least!

took this as a chance to do a science experiment with the kiddo (her plants technically!) and she put together a lil science report for her teacher about it. we took guesses as to what the best to worst would be, tested it and I helped structure the report for teacher and let her come up with what to put down! without further ado:

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Distilled: 1PPM
rain water collected off carport dripline: 3PPM
pur water filtered water in fridge: 80PPM
kitchen / bathroom sink well water: 98PPM
pond water from small 1/2 acre pond outside: 128PPM

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Re: TDS (total dissolved solids) of Water in Various Locatio

by nicszabo » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:07 pm

Asheville, North Carolina - US

Tap water 35ppm
We run tap into a large holding tank that is aerated to drive off the chlorine. It is on an auto top off controller that dispenses every night.
This water is used with all CP's we grow and have no issues.

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Re: TDS (total dissolved solids) of Water in Various Locatio

by rulen24 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:19 pm

Gloucestershire, UK
Tap water 300ppm


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Re: TDS (total dissolved solids) of Water in Various Locatio

by Hungry Plants » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:07 pm

Connecticut US
tap =200 PPM

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Re: TDS (total dissolved solids) of Water in Various Locatio

by ATXflytraps » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:46 am

Austin, TX tap = 111ppm

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by Volmen » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:41 am

Oakridge, OR
Tap water 112ppm


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Re: TDS (total dissolved solids) of Water in Various Locatio

by AllThingsGreen » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:03 pm

Steve_D wrote:Portales, New Mexico, US
Flytrap Store Greenhouse South :)

TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) of several water sources
  • Tapwater -- 227 (enough to kill a Venus Flytrap in a few weeks)
  • Reverse Osmosis under sink unit -- 26
  • Collected Rainwater -- 6 (includes small amount of soluble material from rooftop and sides of tank)

(Anyone else with a TDS meter care to add their data to this discussion?)
Steve



Gday, What are your thoughts on pond water?(clear, not green) I'm a full newb when it comes to these, but I've been using pond water in a spray bottle for my bamboo because tap water burns the tips of the leaves. I've sprayed the VFT twice since iv had it to keep it moist, but could it possibly kill it from contamination or something?

Also 3 goldfish in the pond, not sure if that changes anything. (I dont test levels on anything, i just do stuff and hope its not dead the next day lol)

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Re: TDS (total dissolved solids) of Water in Various Locatio

by tommyr » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:28 pm

AllThingsGreen wrote:
Steve_D wrote:Portales, New Mexico, US
Flytrap Store Greenhouse South :)

TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) of several water sources
  • Tapwater -- 227 (enough to kill a Venus Flytrap in a few weeks)
  • Reverse Osmosis under sink unit -- 26
  • Collected Rainwater -- 6 (includes small amount of soluble material from rooftop and sides of tank)

(Anyone else with a TDS meter care to add their data to this discussion?)
Steve



Gday, What are your thoughts on pond water?(clear, not green) I'm a full newb when it comes to these, but I've been using pond water in a spray bottle for my bamboo because tap water burns the tips of the leaves. I've sprayed the VFT twice since iv had it to keep it moist, but could it possibly kill it from contamination or something?

Also 3 goldfish in the pond, not sure if that changes anything. (I dont test levels on anything, i just do stuff and hope its not dead the next day lol)


Buy a TDS meter and test it.

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Re: TDS (total dissolved solids) of Water in Various Locatio

by evenwind » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:48 pm

I really thought I'd already put an entry in this thread - but I guess not.
Anyhow: south shore, Nassau County, Long Island NY: 57 ppm
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Re: TDS (total dissolved solids) of Water in Various Locatio

by Orit » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:50 am

Suburb of Denver, CO - between 350 and 500 depending on the temperature. My TDS meter says it compensates for temp but it clearly lies. Whatever it is, it's VERY hard. Can taste it and see the accumulations on everything it touches.

My family lives in Pembroke Pines, FL. Between 30-45 there. They don't even need distilled water. I'd be jealous if I didn't hate Florida so much.

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