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How do I choose applicable water filtration systems for hydroponics growing?  Let’s take a look at the water that is normally supplied by your municipality if that is where you get your water for your growing system.


Depending upon the source water quality in your area, you may have one or all of these items added to your drinking water:

  • Algaecides
  • Antifoams
  • Biocides
  • Boiler water chemicals
  • Coagulants
  • Corrosion Inhibitors
  • Disinfectants
  • Flocculants
  • Neutralizing Agents
  • Oxidants
  • Oxygen Scavengers
  • PH Conditioners
  • Resin Cleaners
  • Scale Inhibitors

The Water Treatment System of your municipality is required by law to meet the safe drinking water act enacted by our government.  It was enacted to ensure that people would not get sick from the contaminants in the water supply, as well as the distribution system where you live.

Small Water Filtration Systems

To have good healthy clean water for your plants, you need to know what they need, and what they do not need in their water supply.  To meet the agreed upon water quality requirements for humans, your plants health is not the first concern for them.  Only meeting the requirements of the safe drinking water act and the inspections that they have is what they focus upon.


The reason for that is not only to avoid being fined by the government, but they also want to ensure that they overcome all of the possible contaminants that they might encounter in the distribution center after the water is deemed clean at the water treatment plant.


What is your responsibility when you choose to purchase water from your local water distribution system?

  • Is the water healthy for you?
  • Is the water of good quality for your pets and your plants?
  • What does the water consist of?
  • Is it high in chlorine levels?
  • How about metals or pH, Resin, Scale inhibitors?
  • What nutrients are left in the water
  • What is the pH of your water
  • What is the complete chemistry of your water


What home water filtration systems will provide the clean pure water that you need to grow healthy yourself, as well as for your plants?

  • Water softeners add lots of sodium, and can be harmful to your plants
  • Tap water can have chemicals that can harm your plants
  • Bottled spring water and distilled water do not affect the growth of a plant.
  • Mineral water may contain salt and other minerals that could harm plants.
  • There is also a risk of bacteria growing in an opened container of bottled water; the bacteria may be harmful to plants.
  • Filtered or RO water at the point of use are the best types of water for you to use for your Vegetables and Plants.


An RO (reverse osmosis) system uses a membrane to remove most of the materials that are dissolved in the water supplied to your home/garden or farm.  However, you must first remove the chlorine that is in your water to protect the membrane from the chlorine that will damage it.


You can purchase 3 or four cartridge water filtration systems that will meet most if not all of your needs.  The prices for this system are dependent upon which system you purchase.  You can purchase systems that produce 50 gallons per day (GPD) up to 750 or more GPD.  Depending upon your budget and how much water you choose to filter.


The lowest cost whole building filtration system is a single 5 micron Carbon filter that will remove the chlorine and most of the sediments. It will be a single cartridge with a removable filter inside of the body of the cartridge.


To protect your plants and your investment in your farm/garden or home, it is a great idea to install the correct water filtration systems for your needs.


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  • rahul kumawat

    Judging by the quality of water everywhere these days, I believe the above list of nutrients to be added is a very helpful one. It makes the job easy. Moreover, installing an RO water purifier are a must, you just can’t rely on the water to be safe.