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By joravenphin
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Hello, it's been ages since I last grew flytraps so I began trying to test out if the water around my house was good for venus fly traps. Anyways, the ppm of the rainwater outside of my house is around 10-25 ppm, but I've heard people say that rainwater is too acidic for venus fly traps? The ppm of the bottled water I drink is surprisingly only 40 ppm (Poland Springs) but I'm unsure if I should still use it because it's not distilled or reverse osmosis. Any thoughts?
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By Supercazzola
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One thing that bothers me is the T in TDS. Total... Total Dissolved Solids. I imagine some dissolved solids are more harmful than others for CPs. But I agree with what ChefDean meant to say. If your water is LESS THAN 50 parts per million TDS, you should be okay. (Not greater than 50, as he accidentally indicated).
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By MikeB
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joravenphin wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:41 amAnyways, the ppm of the rainwater outside of my house is around 10-25 ppm, but I've heard people say that rainwater is too acidic for venus fly traps?
I wonder if those people ever thought about where the wild flytraps get their water....
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By ChefDean
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Supercazzola wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:05 am One thing that bothers me is the T in TDS. Total... Total Dissolved Solids. I imagine some dissolved solids are more harmful than others for CPs. But I agree with what ChefDean meant to say. If your water is LESS THAN 50 parts per million TDS, you should be okay. (Not greater than 50, as he accidentally indicated).
Wish I could say I was testing y'all, but nope, I goofed. Glad you caught that.
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