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What fabrics can you use to filter rainwater?

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I've just collected some rainwater in a storage box! Does it need filtered as kind of pure, just little bits in. I don't have any coffee filters, so just wondering if you can use a fabric tea towel to filter it? cf84f199a5f603d418e751bf908d21d7.jpg

 

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No, i wouldnt and havent and so far my plants are perfectly fine. Only time i would, is if it was full of debris from the roof, but in that case id test it 1st with a tds meter

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No need to filter it. Exactly as DGT says, only if full of debris. Or if you want to put it in a sprayer. In that case just about anything fine will do. I use some thin cotton sheet.

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No, i wouldnt and havent and so far my plants are perfectly fine. Only time i would, is if it was full of debris from the roof, but in that case id test it 1st with a tds meter
Hi, I've been using it as is and plants seem fine . I have got one of them tds meters on its way just in case lol. Thanks Dr, greenthumb

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Of course you can, there is not a lot of difference between them. The problem you have is if all you have to collect rainwater is that tray then you will probably run out at some stage. When you say distilled water, where are you getting it from ? Reverse osmosis water from an aquarium shop is not distilled water. It's pretty close though.

As I have said many times, I have a distiller unit which gives me a US gallon in about four hours. That is distilled water.

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Of course you can, there is not a lot of difference between them. The problem you have is if all you have to collect rainwater is that tray then you will probably run out at some stage. When you say distilled water, where are you getting it from ? Reverse osmosis water from an aquarium shop is not distilled water. It's pretty close though.
As I have said many times, I have a distiller unit which gives me a US gallon in about four hours. That is distilled water.
Hi david, I collected 10 uk litres of rain water in 3 hours last night, I've been putting the rainwater in this jiffy can which I'll be buying another couple of them at the weekend. And this pic is the distilled/demineralised water I bought, but I've been mainly using rainwater.16afbe280b8285bfcbde45d343c303ba.jpg

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Just out of interest what did you get from your tap water?

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I have a 3 stage reverse osmosis filter i also bought the ppm meter for incoming water and out going.

where i live going in is 75ppm  going out  oppm

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