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Old 04-15-2021, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Orchids&Tarantulas View Post
My water hardness is 105mg/L apparently, it says online. But I have requested the full water quality report via email which they will send next week.
Use it, and don’t waste your time with bottled water.

Sure, a purified water would be better, but is it that much better? Not really. If you’re a relatively new grower, there are a lot more cultural parameters to master before that.
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Old 04-15-2021, 10:43 AM
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That water isn't all that bad. As others have also pointed out, most orchids will be fine with that. When you start growing some of the sensitive rain-forest species you'll want to revisit the options. But while you haven't mentioned what types of orchids you have, I am guessing Phalaenopsis or maybe some Oncidium-tribe hybrids. Those, the more commonly-available orchids, will be fine with that city water.
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