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Very hard water

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by Charlotte, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. Charlotte

    Charlotte New Member

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    Here in northern New Mexico the water has a lot of calcium/caliche. I am noticing what appears to be buildup on my vanda roots and I suspect they do not like it. Can I put some vinegar in their water to help remove this buildup?
  2. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Oak Island NC
    Adding vinegar to the water may help adjust the pH, but will do absolutely nothing to remove the dissolved solids content. For that, you’re going to need a reverse osmosis system.

    Approximately how much water do you use per-watering, and how often?
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