Can I use tap water for hydroponics?
Clean water is absolutely essential for plant life. Tap water often contains sodium, chlorine, and other dissolved solids. These aren’t necessarily harmful to humans, but they can be detrimental to plants and even your hydroponic system! Unfiltered tap water can lead to damage to plant roots, a slow in growth, calcium and salt deposits in your hydroponic system.
By treating your water, you can prevent contaminants from ever entering your system. Starting with pure water also offers a clean slate from a nutrient standpoint. This allows for a more precise nutrient dosing schedule.
What are the best hydroponic water filters?
Reverse osmosis is the most effective means of filtering your water, and can reduce your PPM by 99%. This is a method where water passes through two filters, one being a sediment filter, and the other being a semi-permeable membrane for tiny particles.
Not sure which hydroponic water filter is best for you? Check out our water filter buying guide! If you still have questions, feel free to call us at 888-815-9763 and we will help you pick the right one.