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Brita water filter?
    #364945 - 02/15/10 10:44 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

Could this make my water PH neutral? Or just take out chlorine? Does anyone know? I know it has a carbon filter on it.....thinking maybe I could put it to good use.


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Re: Brita water filter? [Re: Triptonic]
    #364948 - 02/15/10 10:47 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

nope


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Re: Brita water filter? [Re: NobodyImportant]
    #364949 - 02/15/10 10:48 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

Nope what? If you arent gonna help me then dont post here. I've been reading and it seems like it does in fact lower PH levels. And takes out chlorine.


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Re: Brita water filter? [Re: Triptonic]
    #364961 - 02/15/10 11:07 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

In theory it should just remove everything that isn't water, correct? pH change will only be a result of chemical colloids being removed, but it won't filter out pure hydronium ions (that are responsible for pH to begin with)


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Re: Brita water filter? [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #364964 - 02/15/10 11:09 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

I dont know what it does exactly. But I'm thinking that it might remove at least chlorine. So I think I will use it. I might do a little experiment.


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Re: Brita water filter? [Re: Triptonic]
    #364965 - 02/15/10 11:09 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

and how will you test it?


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Re: Brita water filter? [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #364967 - 02/15/10 11:10 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

Test the PH before and after filtering to see if it helps. If it doesnt though I will use it for chlorine. So I dont have to set my water out overnight.


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Re: Brita water filter? [Re: Triptonic]
    #364970 - 02/15/10 11:11 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

you don't have to set your water out overnight anyway. most cities add chloramines now instead of regular chlorine anyway, and those don't evaporate


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Re: Brita water filter? [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #364972 - 02/15/10 11:12 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

Well that cant be good for your plants can it? The filter is supposed to remove a lot of stuff. So it would probably be better for my plants right.


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Re: Brita water filter? [Re: Triptonic]
    #364976 - 02/15/10 11:16 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

how would it be bad for your plants? Cl- is an ion just like Mg+, Ca2+, NO3-, etc etc etc


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Re: Brita water filter? [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #364979 - 02/15/10 11:17 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

Dude I dont know I was asking. Do you think that it would be worse if I filtered it?


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Re: Brita water filter? [Re: Triptonic]
    #364981 - 02/15/10 11:18 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

no :shrug:


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Re: Brita water filter? [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #364983 - 02/15/10 11:18 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

:lol: ok. Well I'm gonna see if it makes my water better.


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Re: Brita water filter? [Re: Triptonic]
    #364985 - 02/15/10 11:21 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

I guess I just don't understand what your criteria is for "better."

I suppose in a state like yours filtering the water would be better because they add tons of chemicals to municipal water supplies, but out here it's all from aquifers and wells so most of the non-water substances in our water are basically just more nutrients


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Re: Brita water filter? [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #364986 - 02/15/10 11:22 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

Exactly you probably get your water from springs or mountians. I have chemically water here. So I figured it would help.


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Re: Brita water filter? [Re: Triptonic]
    #365016 - 02/16/10 12:55 AM (6 years, 9 months ago)

My experience with Britta filtered water is that it lowers the pH too much. After I added nutrients the water, the pH was in the mid 4s range, which was too low. I have ceased to use Britta filtered water and just use tap water that has been allowed to sit out in uncapped gallon jugs for anywhere from a day to several days.


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Re: Brita water filter? [Re: Ojom]
    #365018 - 02/16/10 12:57 AM (6 years, 9 months ago)

Yeah but I'm thinking that my PH is high and letting it sit out wont lower it.


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Re: Brita water filter? [Re: Triptonic]
    #365060 - 02/16/10 03:32 AM (6 years, 9 months ago)

I think keeping pH up and down is critical for any garden.  I paid about $13 for each, and each is enough to last me a very long time.  It is very concentrated. 

As far as the Brita filter goes, I am not sure about it removing chlorine, but that is cool if it does.  It should lower the amount of TDS, giving you a lower base PPM or EC to start with, so that there is more leeway for adding nutes before you reach a toxic level of TDS that your plants cannot handle.


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Re: Brita water filter? [Re: Ojom]
    #365129 - 02/16/10 12:09 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

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My experience with Britta filtered water is that it lowers the pH too much. After I added nutrients the water, the pH was in the mid 4s range, which was too low. I have ceased to use Britta filtered water and just use tap water that has been allowed to sit out in uncapped gallon jugs for anywhere from a day to several days.




That's me.  I fill 3, gallon milk jugs about once every 3-4 days.  I deal with a high pH and sitting out does NOT change that, but when I was at the hydro shop last time, they gave me a free 8oz bottle of pH neutralizer.  Pick up a bottle of that, it is cheap.  I only use a few drops and it lowers my pH from the 8's down to 7.0 flat, then I add a small amount of nutrients to every watering (I know that's not normal but it works for me :shrug:) and retest it and it comes out at about 6.0-6.5.

The nice thing about the neutralizer is that if it's an acidic solution it will bring it back to 7, and if it's alkaline, it will also bring it back to basic.


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Re: Brita water filter? [Re: Inverted]
    #365471 - 02/16/10 09:20 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

Well I found out some interesting results, I will post them here when I get the pics uploaded.


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