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A big mistake? Bottle Drinking Water vs Distilled or Spring Water
    #4066021 - 04/17/05 07:03 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Recently I bought some water, and being rushed around the store in a hurry I accidently didn't notice that where the distilled water is normally placed was drinking water.  So... I prepared some birdseed with the Drinking Water instead of Distilled Water as is normal.  Will this have any negative effects?  I am aware that the primary concern is chlorine.  Isn't the primary reason people buy bottled water so that they can avoid cholorine and chemical treatment.  Note: on the label it only mentions ozonation, and reverse osmosis - not chlorination.  I'm clinging to this as my best hope that it doesn't contain chlorine.  :mad2:


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Re: A big mistake? Bottle Drinking Water vs Distilled or Spring Water [Re: HerbanShaman]
    #4066045 - 04/17/05 07:10 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

You'll be fine. I've used water from about every source you can imagine for all purposes in this hobby (substrate, syringes, etc.) and it's all worked out same.

I don't buy distilled water anymore for this reason. Tap water for me!


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Re: A big mistake? Bottle Drinking Water vs Distilled or Spring Water [Re: Holydiver]
    #4066058 - 04/17/05 07:13 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

^^DITTO^^.... excepting very HARD water.


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Re: A big mistake? Bottle Drinking Water vs Distilled or Spring Water [Re: agar]
    #4066068 - 04/17/05 07:17 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Thanks, you guys must have great tap water in your muncipalities. The content of chlorine is really high in my area to keep bacteria and other contaminants down - we're in the process of switching to ozonation. Neon Orange Chanterelle project away...


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Re: A big mistake? Bottle Drinking Water vs Distilled or Spring Water [Re: HerbanShaman]
    #4066107 - 04/17/05 07:36 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Get a tap filter for your faucet, plus let the water set a few hours, before use & most tap water is fine.


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Re: A big mistake? Bottle Drinking Water vs Distilled or Spring Water [Re: HerbanShaman]
    #4066259 - 04/17/05 08:40 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

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Thanks, you guys must have great tap water in your muncipalities. The content of chlorine is really high in my area to keep bacteria and other contaminants down - we're in the process of switching to ozonation. Neon Orange Chanterelle project away...



heat+chlorine=no chlorine. You will be fine. Tap is fine for seed, syringes, agar. Stick with distilled or "as Paul Stamets recomends" Spring or Rain water for casings


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Re: A big mistake? Bottle Drinking Water vs Distilled or Spring Water [Re: tahoe]
    #4066394 - 04/17/05 09:32 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

There is one area that does benefit from distilled or reverse osmosis water, the pressure cooker. When used in a pressure cooker, it prevents calcium deposits on your jars and the interior of the cooker.


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Re: A big mistake? Bottle Drinking Water vs Distilled or Spring Water [Re: Blue Helix]
    #4066399 - 04/17/05 09:33 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

good point on the distilled, vinegar helps with using tap water and pitting in the pc's


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Re: A big mistake? Bottle Drinking Water vs Distilled or Spring Water [Re: tahoe]
    #4066411 - 04/17/05 09:39 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

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good point on the distilled, vinegar helps with using tap water and pitting in the pc's




Exactly, toss a splash of vinegar in your pressure cooker and wah-lah, no more jar stains.


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Re: A big mistake? Bottle Drinking Water vs Distilled or Spring Water [Re: Holydiver]
    #4066418 - 04/17/05 09:42 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

did we just agree, no , yeah, oh my :wink:


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Re: A big mistake? Bottle Drinking Water vs Distilled or Spring Water [Re: HerbanShaman]
    #4066428 - 04/17/05 09:45 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

tap water works fine, i just boil it first to take out some of the chlorine and make me feel better about using tap water.


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Re: A big mistake? Bottle Drinking Water vs Distilled or Spring Water [Re: baraka]
    #4066450 - 04/17/05 09:50 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

my friend convinced me to use a tek he printed off shroomery to use water from the local stream in the jars. At first I told him he was crazy, but then he showed me the tek so i tried it out. Before we shoot up the jars, does anyone know this does not work?


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Re: A big mistake? Bottle Drinking Water vs Distilled or Spring Water [Re: jamsandwich]
    #4066730 - 04/17/05 11:24 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

I just use distilled for my spray bottle now. And when I make liquid mycelium. I use tap for all other uses. Once I get a water filter, I will prolly stop using distilled altogether though.


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Re: A big mistake? Bottle Drinking Water vs Distilled or Spring Water [Re: Underhillmaster]
    #4068137 - 04/18/05 10:53 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

i have seen a lot of supplies at pet stores/hydroponics stores that carry additives to remove chlorine from your water, another idea is buying some carbon( that crushed crap) put it in something like a hanker chief and tie it off, it will pull impurities out of the water into the carbon.

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Re: A big mistake? Bottle Drinking Water vs Distilled or Spring Water [Re: indole]
    #4068183 - 04/18/05 11:26 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

i use tap water or water from my local stream. Of course i sterilize. It seems to me that my jars benifit from the other organic matter in the stream water.


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