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    I hear what is said about tap water & the chlorine content...

    However, watching the below video doesn't really seem to support our known theories. Does any one have anything to add to it?

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    Video is from 2015 and from Canada.
    1)I believe that most water in the USA will have more chlorine than his water started with. Not sure about UK but most water reports i have seen have high chlorine concentration.
    2)i have read that newer chlorine is not the same as 5 years ago and may no longer be evaporating as easily.
    3)outdoor ground soil growing is not the same as container growing. What we put into our small pots has a faster and more drastic effect than what we put into the ground.
    4)I have read that chlorine effects the coatings and bindings in the liquid mineral nutrients that most of us use. Based on the report I read, chlorine is in many cases interfering with our nutes and causing many issues that we end up misdiagnosing.

    Even if he is right and the chlorine does not effect the micro life in the living soil, it should still be properly filtered from the water if using bottled nutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AND View Post
    There are lots of people who water directly from the tap
    When I grew in soil I'd go direct from the tap, apart from deep winter as the tap water needed to sit & warm a little first

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_C View Post
    When I grew in soil I'd go direct from the tap, apart from deep winter as the tap water needed to sit & warm a little first
    I am direct from tap on my current grow. No liquid nutes so far so I feel safe. I did see some leaf spotting which I contributed to the tap water hardness. If I need to supplement with bottled nutes I will be removing the chlorine first.

    I still feel that the safest way to grow is with RO water which is fully amended to the levels the plant wants. Controlling what goes in eliminates many issues for me.

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    I feel like a bloody test monkey after just reading what "could" be in my water supply (severn trent) very long list but
    Arsenic, benzene and just a subtle hint of cyanide admittedly some listed have a value of 0 but this little motley crew have values of 1 or 2
    The kitchen cold tap stinks to hell of whatever chemical added, I had the boiler man chucking up in my yard after drinking water from it because of the smell, the upstairs cold taps smell fine so i use that for plants
    There's a crematorium a few miles away so there's no way I'm collecting the rain
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greengrass View Post
    I feel like a bloody test monkey after just reading what "could" be in my water supply (severn trent) very long list but
    Arsenic, benzene and just a subtle hint of cyanide admittedly some listed have a value of 0 but this little motley crew have values of 1 or 2
    The kitchen cold tap stinks to hell of whatever chemical added, I had the boiler man chucking up in my yard after drinking water from it because of the smell, the upstairs cold taps smell fine so i use that for plants
    There's a crematorium a few miles away so there's no way I'm collecting the rain
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    Blimey...must be bad Greengrass if the boiler man is chucking up outside after having a sip lol.

    I was looking through my water report only the other day..the list really is quite scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCalibur View Post
    Blimey...must be bad Greengrass if the boiler man is chucking up outside after having a sip lol.

    I was looking through my water report only the other day..the list really is quite scary.
    Ice, how does one go about getting a water report in the UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valentina View Post
    Ice, how does one go about getting a water report in the UK?

    <Frantically looking on Amazon for Britta filters>
    All water companies should have a post code checker so that you can see your water content...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valentina View Post
    Ice, how does one go about getting a water report in the UK?

    <Frantically looking on Amazon for Britta filters>
    Yep as M_C says..most water suppliers will have a website with a postcode checker..it really is terrible to read through, you've been warned LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_C View Post
    All water companies should have a post code checker so that you can see your water content...
    Quote Originally Posted by IceCalibur View Post
    Yep as M_C says..most water suppliers will have a website with a postcode checker..it really is terrible to read through, you've been warned LOL
    Thanks chaps... wish me luck, I'm going in!!

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    As soon as I saw this thread in the activity feed I was thinking to come here and reply with that exact video that you posted M_C

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    I know the chlorine from my tap doesn't even register on a test strip so there can't be much in there.
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    Here there is so much chlorine in the water you can smell it from a distance when someone opens the tap, that stuff isn't coming near my plants despite what the video above says.
    Even after filtering it with those Brita filter jugs it messes up my stomach if I would drink it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toblue View Post
    I know the chlorine from my tap doesn't even register on a test strip so there can't be much in there.
    Well tb . Theres usually aboit 4ppm of chlorine . Roughly .08 e.c . Barely registers but it there alright .

    At the point of injection its much higher . It dies out as it ages

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    I use a chlorine neutraliser. Only need 1 drop per litre and the jobs a gooden. I also know that if you want to help mycorrhizae colonise and spread, it best to rid the water of chlorine as this kills them off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Kief View Post
    I use a chlorine neutraliser. Only need 1 drop per litre and the jobs a gooden

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    No need for that . Just let it sit 12hrs and it disapears bud

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trex View Post
    No need for that . Just let it sit 12hrs and it disapears bud

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    Feckin people at the hydro shop lol, they sell me ought haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trex View Post
    Well tb . Theres usually aboit 4ppm of chlorine . Roughly .08 e.c . Barely registers but it there alright .

    At the point of injection its much higher . It dies out as it ages

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    The strips I have can supposedly pick up 0.5 ppm and they still don't show, but I live way out in the wilds so by the time it gets to me it could be gone.

    Best of luck with the Black Dog Trex mate, I have grown it a few times and the smell when it starts to flower is unbelievably good, so sweet. If you are lucky you may also get a black/ purple pheno, I got one out of a full pack. My only problem with them was they were all very different, so not all that stable but that was a few years ago they may have sorted it by now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toblue View Post
    The strips I have can supposedly pick up 0.5 ppm and they still don't show, but I live way out in the wilds so by the time it gets to me it could be gone.

    Best of luck with the Black Dog Trex mate, I have grown it a few times and the smell when it starts to flower is unbelievably good, so sweet. If you are lucky you may also get a black/ purple pheno, I got one out of a full pack.
    Yea that could be it tb . The longer its in the system the less it will register .

    Cool for the black dogs . I read that one out of 5 seeds on avg theres the black pheno . Hope i get it

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