Is Chloramine Toxic for Your Plants? Dangers of Chlorine
I been getting a lot of feedback on my grow guides, shout out to everyone on discord asking your questions, yall keep me in check and helping me optimize my guides.
Reverse Osmosis Filter I use: https://amzn.to/3V6BMp3
Brings ppm at 182 down to 7-9 every single time!
Water Dechlorinator for both Chlorine and Chloramine: https://amzn.to/41Gn76m
Good for up to 1890 Gallons, use 5 ml per every 10 Gallons or .5 ml per gallon
So… One of my growmies started a hydro grow journal and this was his first time trying hydro. He was following my guide to a T, but for some reason, on a rez swap, His plants just started growing spots and falling apart. We tried diagnosing, ph and ppm was good, environmental conditions were perfect, h2o2 was used and he bleached the whole system as a precaution. Nothing worked, he even went of the guide and tried supplements like hydroguard, voodoo juice, piranha and tarantula. I don’t know what any of those are, but nothing worked. We both wracking our brains trying to figure it out and no matter what, the issues got worse and it looked like clear signs of lockout. After weeks, he threw in the towel and scrapped the project and tried again. I felt personally responsible for the failure so I was keeping a close eye on the second grow which included a clone of one of my females. 3 weeks in, same problems……. W t f……. We had to figure this out. It had to be the water because I know my growmie did everything as instructed so we looked up the water reports and right there was the dreaded CHLORAMINE. “Chloramines are chemical compounds of ammonia and chlorine that are also often used as municipal water supply sanitizers. About 25% of tap water in the US uses chloramine. The difference between chloramines and chlorine is that chloramines will never evaporate, so leaving your water exposed for a day and adding h2o2 will do nothing. Upon finding this in his water report, my growmie swapped out the water with store bought water and these are the plants now. All of the yellowing and browning stopped and the plants are recovering perfectly. If you’re like us and you been forever trying to figure out why your plants are always ugly, check your local water report. Every county is required to publish an annual report and if you see chloramines in there, that could be the reason why. We grow, we learn, we share, if you value this information, like, comment and hit that bell…….
Articles Shown in the Video: https://www.maximumyield.com/tap-water-and-its-impact-on-hydroponic-nutrients-and-supplements/2/959
Removing Chloramine: https://www.citywaterfilter.com/remove-chloramine/
Chlorine, chloramine and Plants, Everything you need to know: https://www.gardenmyths.com/chlorine-chloramine-plants/
All About Chloramine – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): https://www.epa.gov/dwreginfo/chloramines-drinking-water
Research Related to Chloramine: https://www.epa.gov/dwreginfo/related-research-chloramines-drinking-water