should this be in #tech-support?
What is the difference between distilled water bought from a grocery store in a plastic sealed container, water from one of those water dispensers at grocery stores where you bring your own container, purified water, and Brita-filtered Oakland tap water?
Melissa the Hungry, a venus fly trap, requires only distilled (never tap) water, because she does not want nutrients of any kind.
My new betta fish requires … uh … conditioned … filtered … water … or something. I am looking it up before I change his water. Poor fishy.
My CPAP machine instructions say it requires distilled water in its humidifier chamber but I cheat and put regular water in there straight from the bathroom sink tap. Maybe that is why so much white residue collects at the bottom of the humidifier chamber. o_O
They say never use tap water to neti pot unless you’ve boiled it for ten minutes first, because of brain-eating bacteria. I have used hot tap water and blasted it through my nose. That is probably not good and I should probably stop.
I guess I’m asking… would a water filter for tap water help for the applications of venus fly trap, fish, or human CPAP machine? Or am I better off purchasing distilled water?
If so, is it possible to procure it in bulk–that is, is the bulk water distilled, or just filtered? (or are they the same thing)