Re: Why can't I use REAL water...

dave evans (T442119@RUTADMIN.RUTGERS.EDU)
Tue, 24 Oct 95 19:46 EDT

> From: Brian Jones <amicus@MACH1.DIRECTNET.COM>
> But will it work? Will _bad_ things abound in the moss, and
> kill the plant(s). Is there a way to compensate (i.e., flush
> out the stuff)?
> Any thoughts will be appreciated.

No! Yes! No! This would cause a fast build up of salt and bad stuff in
your bog. With the extra minerals in the soil, the peat would decom-
pose at an accerated pace and become a not so good location for CP
roots to grow in. Fungus and bacteria will grow rampant and plants
will not grow well and could get sick.

If the tap water was low enough in dissoved solids you might be
able to use that water if you did flushing. Using the amended
waste water from the RO unit, though, would not be advisable.

Dave Evans