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Old 03-13-2005, 04:39 AM   #1
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Recycle Water

hey what should i do with the water i took out when i do the water change? do you think i can put in another tank and let it cycle and reuse it?... what do you readers do?
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Old 03-13-2005, 05:24 AM   #2
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Dump it.
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Think about WHY you are doing a water change in the first place, then dunp it
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If you are that environmental concious, which I comend you for if you are, dump it on your lawn. Just make sure you spread it around. Fertilizer, DUUUUUDE.

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I wouldn't be inclined to pour saltwater on your lawn... I don't think the grass would like that so much. I think you have to dump it.
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I wouldn't be inclined to pour saltwater on your lawn... I don't think the grass would like that so much. I think you have to dump it.
It would be nice to know for sure if the salt is damaging to the lawn or garden plants. I know it is highly advised to use the water change water for your lawn, household plants, or garden plants because of the nutrients in the water.

So, I think the original post was a valid one deserving educated responses.
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The salt would hurt it. However, some of us (me in particular) have fw tanks as well. Thats what I do with my fw water change.

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I think the original post was a valid one deserving educated responses
When I had a pond (very little salt in there, comparably) I poured it into the lawn. The salt in the SW tanks though is more than I believe lawns to be able to tolerate.

It was an educated response. Thanks.
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