i think that was me, i had a thread started about this issue, thread was lost with MP's crash. i had a quick outburst of bacteria with all clones getting slime and dying quickly because of dehumidifier water. it was really bad. with all the toxins and residues on the coils of dehumidifier, it can be home to very nasty and resilient forms of bacteria, so i wouldn't use it at all...pcduck said:If you do not run the water through a UV ionizer I would recommend that you do not use it. If I remember correctly our member Weedhopper tried a similar water source and had disastrously results due to the bacteria in the water. Maybe Weedhopper will pop in with more info.
Is there any way to test the water to see if there are disolved solids or anything that a cheaper filter wouldn't get. I know my partner has to pay for his water and we weren't thrilled at how much water we would sacrifice (and pay for)when using an RO, we were glad when we discovered that we didn't need one.The Hemp Goddess said:Dissolved solids generally cannot be filtered out with regular type filters--it takes an RO or a treatment system.
A lot of this bypassed is still good water, it is just the RO membrane only allows so much water to be pass through it. If this bypassed water is a major concern the user would just need to reroute this water back to a water holding source. Then reuse this water over again. My example it as such..cistern to R/O filter where it splits to pure R/O and waste water, I then route this waste water back to my cistern, to be used again. If city water place this waste water into a 55 gallon drum and reuse by pumping it back through the filter.Just $0.02 :bolt::bong:I understand your concern with ROs--they can certainly bypass a lot of water.