Uses for old water

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  1. FransSny

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    Guys has any one found a use for the water they remove from their DT during a water change
     
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    I found one;) Keep it for NeilH:lol: - He He He - but on a serious note : I pour mine into our small veggie patch in our garden - does wonders as a kind of fertilizer for soil
     
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    I tried mine in a patch off the garden....no more plants left :p

    i was seriosly just wondering if there was a way of recycling this. Cause if you think about the amount of waste (this I pump into the garden) when using your RO + WC, a lot of water goes down the drain so to speak
     
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    Swimming pool if you have a salt chlorinator
     
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    I pore it over the grass but the grass dos not look to good after 24 hours or so.
     
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    our garden is dead, I am now thinking of a reef pool, with some rockpool specimans, there has to be at least one use for old water and a sergeant major damsel!!!!
     
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    I always use my RO waste water in the bath or the washing machine.
    The water change water I use to flush the toilets with that day.
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    keep it for me muhahahahahahahahaa
     
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    Told your'll so!!!!!:012::willy_nilly::012:
     
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    Mine goes down the drain, but you should use the opportunity to clean some of your rock if possible, take a couple of loose rocks out of the tank, give them a good swish around in a bucket of old tank water, it works wonders to remove any loose detritus build-up on the rocks.
     
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    Yeah, I also do that sometimes.
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    I would not use it on the garden - when the mrs was out shopping one saturday morning I took the oportunity to do a water change (good excuse to get out of shoping) and was a little lazy so I hooked up a pump and hose and pumped it into a garden bed close by. Needless to say, there is no garden left, all thep plants died, and anything new I plant there eventually dies.

    :whistling: "I have no idea what is going on in this garden my wife - has the garden boy bathed the dogs and put the soapy water here?????!?!??!:whistling: ha ha ha hah a
     
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    "Slummies Coral exfoliator"
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    you've got to be kidding right?

    the largest loss of arable soil is to salt kreep due to evaporation of brackish water leaving salt deposits on the surface.

    and if you use a septic tank (farms) do NOT put the water change water in there either.

    as viper says, wash a rock or two if you like, or pollute neilh's tank if u like:razz:
     
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    Just to add to this thread - what about skimmate?

    Won't skimmate be good as a fertilizer? Please advise?
     
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    JB ..ive also been thinking that, high nutrients etc...not sure though.

    Therfore the post..maybe some science dude could advise
     
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    I wash my skimmer cup under the garden tap and always empty all the skimmate on the grass, nothing seems to be happening, well nothing is dying at least.:p
     
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    Try them on some "traditional indian veggies" like "bhajie , dhania, phodinah and our "thulsie tree" which most indian homes have growing - makes them all grow like crazy! You think indians are famous for our spices for nothing! We got some secrets - I kid you not guys - our veggies grow very well with old water from the tank - Even try throwing out water that one has cleaned fresh fish with and watch them veggies grow!
     
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