The Advantages of Reverse Osmosis The EPA recommends reverse osmosis as the most satisfactory technology for removing impurities from water. With the exception of distillation, reverse osmosis is the only known process that & they remove turbidity, sediment, colloidal matter, total dissolved solids, toxic metals, radioactive elements, pesticides and herbicides.
The major advantage of removing the existing salts from your hydroponics water supply is that it ensures your plants are getting only the best salts. That is, salts that are blended for the purpose of plant growth (in the form of nutrient). Tap water is that the salts are very random and (mostly) not suitable for plant growth. When you mix nutrient with tap water the balance can be a bit out of whack due to the combination of tap water salts with nutrient salts. Then as your plants uptake water and nutrients, the salts change further. By using de-mineralised (salt free) water you are able to ensure that your plants are receiving the correct balance of salts/food between tank changes. Furthermore, because there are no mineral salts in the water, you are able to add water (top up the nutrient tank with water) and nutrient (then add nutrient to the desired salts (EC) level) with every top up of the nutrient tank. Because of this the plants are constantly receiving optimum nutrition. In addition to this, the necessity for nutrient dumps (complete water and nutrient changes) is greatly reduced. Proudly South Australian SEATON HYDROPONICS – Adelaide Premier Hydro Shop is now Online!!!!