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    #1608590 - 06/04/03 06:25 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

What type of water is the best to use when making substrate with brf & verm? I read a tek that said distilled water is no good and you can use lake water. Is this true? Wouldn't lake water have many contaminants?


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Re: Water? [Re: LostMetropolis]
    #1608609 - 06/04/03 06:32 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I use distilled water that has been boiled (for about 20 minutes) with ricein it.  I then filter out the rice particles (so it's just very colored nutrient water w/out the kernels of rice in there), then I add a few tablespoons of sugar (4 per liter), boil it for about 15 minutes, and I'm ready to rock.  Lake water has alot more nutrients in it than distilled water, but g()d only knows what all could be floating around in there as well (not only contamination which could be killed in the PC and be a non-issue, but pollution).  My formula gets distilled (theoretically, sterile) water and adds nutrients that the shroomies just love :smile:

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Re: Water? [Re: JohnnyRespect]
    #1609368 - 06/04/03 11:07 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I use tap water. Your gonna PC it anyways before you innoculate, so nothing in there will survive. I've successfully innoculated 27 jars with 0 contams in the last two monthes like this.

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Re: Water? [Re: BetMomIsProud]
    #1609419 - 06/04/03 11:29 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Just tape water is fine. Better yet...filtered water. Or just buy a gallon of purified water from the store. Its all good!

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