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View Poll Results: What type of water do you use for your orchids?

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  • Rain Water (as much as possible)

    4 11.43%
  • R/O water

    4 11.43%
  • Purified (purchased drinking water)

    1 2.86%
  • Tap water

    21 60.00%
  • Well water

    2 5.71%
  • Mixture of some of the above

    5 14.29%
  • Water?? Maybe THAT'S why they always die!!

    1 2.86%
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Watering Poll

This is a discussion on Watering Poll within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Let's see what is the most popular... I use unfiltered Southern California tap water... I ...

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    Let's see what is the most popular... I use unfiltered Southern California tap water... I don't seem to have much trouble, except with water spotting.

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    I mix half tap and half rain when I fertilize. Otherwise, they get our 145 ppm tap water.

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    I use water out of the canal or tap for a change. I let Mother Nature water when she feels like it and in the summer I use the drip water out of the AC.
    Cin

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    Arkansas has great water. So tap it is for my fish tank and orchids.

    Cheers,
    BD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Arkansas has great water. So tap it is for my fish tank and orchids.

    Cheers,
    BD
    With all of those natural aquifers, it doesn't surprise me. My parents and I used to vacation in Bull Shoals when I was younger, and the lake water was the clearest and coldest I've seen to date! I do love the Ozarks.

    Clint

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    If there's RO left over from the fish, the the plants get a treat. Otherwise tap water.... and as we are having pH issues oin the tank at the moment we are not even using the RO water for them.

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    I use bottled drinking water. Tap water in Athens is chlorinated with lots and lots of minerals. I also use an aquarium ph downer and bring it from 7.5 to 6.0.

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    rainwater is collected off the greenhouse roof via a gutter system and is stored in a cistern under the floor. For the ones I keep at home, well water is used. I could bucket water up from the pond or collect rainwater at home but it is too much of a pain and impossible in the winter.

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    Tap water here is naturally pretty soft so that's mostly what I use after I let it stand for a day or two to get rid of chlorine. Occasionally I use fishtank water as well.

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    I use rain water if it does not rain Ro. Gin

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