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thuan L.

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Los Angeles County Water! Heelp!
« on: February 07, 2013, 07:46 PM »
So I live in Los Angeles County California. The water is hard and aweful. I guess many folks deal with all the chlorine and calcium deposits. I'm just curious what some have done to treat their water. Have you setup an RO unit? If so can you still water via hose or hand water? The most ideal for me would be to still water via hose because going back and forth hand watering is too time consuming with 3 little kids! Thanks!
 

ggblai

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Re: Los Angeles County Water! Heelp!
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2013, 09:04 PM »
Thuan,
I have a deionizer I bought several years ago for the maples and really haven't used it much.  Do you want it?
ggblai
 

Adam

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 09:07 PM »
I live in San Jose, and I'm guessing the water quality here is only slightly better than what you've got. A couple months ago I got a sink mounted 10 stage water filter, for both human and bonsai use. I only have a dozen smallish trees, so I just fill up a few gallon jugs in the sink to use for watering. I was getting serious mineral build up around the base of some of my trees, but it was gone before I knew it once I started using the filtered water. Probably not a viable solution if you have a lot of trees. But the filtered water so far has made a difference for me. If you want to use an RO system, you'll likely have to use a large basin to fill with filtered water, and then water by hand. I don't think you would be able to hose water. I could be wrong though.
 

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Re: Los Angeles County Water! Heelp!
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013, 09:54 PM »
I live in Cupertino and a few years ago they changed us to San Jose Water System. I have never had any problem with hard water and mineral deposits. I've heard other people complain about it. I just water every thing from the hose. I have used it for years on Orchids, Bonsai, seeds and all my garden.
 

thuan L.

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Re: Los Angeles County Water! Heelp!
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2013, 02:06 AM »
Gary that would be awesome! I think I heard you mentioning that before.

Butterfield I was afraid of having to hand water but I guess its another excuse to get rid of more trees.

Don I've given some struggling trees of mine to a friend who lives in another state and the same trees are exploding! We roughly use the same fertilizer and amount of sun. Were guessing its the water!

 

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thuan L.

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Re: Los Angeles County Water! Heelp!
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2013, 03:15 PM »
Bonsai Butterfield thanks! That website had exactly what I was looking for! Thanks Yenling for a great blog I will subscribe right now!
 

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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2013, 11:22 AM »
Bonsai Butterfield thanks! That website had exactly what I was looking for! Thanks Yenling for a great blog I will subscribe right now!

No guys don't read the post by that loser!  j/k  Thanks!