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Miscellaneous FAQ
 

What is RO water?

RO water, or reverse osmosis water, is tap water that undergone a process to strip all the impurities out of the water. Most city drinking water contains high sodium (Na), boron (B) and fluoride (F) levels. These impurities, at high enough concentrations, can be extremely toxic to plants. These elements may also reduce the uptake of other nutrients and thus cause slight deficiencies that may not be visible. RO machines also remove important plant nutrients from the tap water, such as calcium and magnesium. This is why BGH recommends using Cal-Mag Plus when using RO water. The process of removing these impurities allows the grower to start with almost pure water (the RO process removes over 98% of the total dissolved solids). The grower may now add exactly what the plants require without pushing the ppm’s too high. Plants grown with RO water, especially in a hydroponic system, will grow faster, yield more and exhibit fewer nutrient disorders then plants grown with tap water.

 

 

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