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Rikesh 02-22-2009 03:45 AM

What do you do with your water changes?
 
What do you do with your water changes? I usually water all my plants(excluding vegetables) with it. The problem is that I don't know if it is safe to water vegetables with that water.. And, an increasing number of tanks means having more "used" tank water to dispose of.
Anyone know??

jerrypunch 02-22-2009 04:13 AM

Use it on my plants unless it contains meds.




Jp

Rikesh 02-22-2009 04:23 AM

are there any health hazards? eg. if you water lettuce with your tank water. will there be some kind of contamination?

aspects 02-22-2009 04:59 AM

No, it will be fine. Indians used to plant a dead fish under each corn plant. Think about it.
However, I wouldn't suggest using water from your hospital tank.

leahqexx 02-22-2009 05:56 AM

ir ekon itd b fine, dont have many plant that rnt in a fish tank though so dont take my word for it

Rikesh 02-22-2009 06:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aspects (Post 174391)
No, it will be fine. Indians used to plant a dead fish under each corn plant. Think about it.
However, I wouldn't suggest using water from your hospital tank.

huh.. never heard about that.. :shock:
It's mainly water from my fry/growout tanks. I do water changes everyday. And a weekly water change to my other tanks ;-)

fishkid 02-22-2009 08:40 AM

Dump into the garden. Unless their is meds.

aunt kymmie 02-22-2009 02:54 PM

All my water from water changes goes straight into my front flower bed. I use liquid ferts in my tank as it's a planted tank. Since I started adding this water to the flowers they have gone "off". My water changes are dual purpose :-D

Spoon 02-22-2009 05:22 PM

Right into the tub.

Sj45 02-23-2009 08:31 PM

Right down the drain.


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