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Old 07-18-2012, 08:21 AM   #1
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Drought and pwc's.

Interesting thought: with most of the united States in some sort of drought, how has this affected your PWC's if any? I used to do PWC's on Monday, wedensday and fridaay. And whenever need be. Now I'm down to Monday and maybe another day. Also I use the water to water my plants.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:26 AM   #2
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Excellent topic. In Virginia we aren't officially in a drought (yet) but when the time comes I will most likely just buy distilled water and enrich it with minerals for cichlids. I, too, use old tank water for my plants. I love saving water where I can and my plants flourish with that nitrogen rich water win win!
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:43 AM   #3
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Excellent topic. In Virginia we aren't officially in a drought (yet) but when the time comes I will most likely just buy distilled water and enrich it with minerals for cichlids. I, too, use old tank water for my plants. I love saving water where I can and my plants flourish with that nitrogen rich water win win!
Not to be facetious, but where do you think distilled water comes from?
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Oh facetious indeed
I don't know man! A jug? Its not coming from my faucet putting my county further in the water hole so to speak.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:53 PM   #5
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Yeah, its an interesting topic and I've never seen it discussed on here.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:01 PM   #6
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I think this is a very interesting topic too. I wonder if there is a difference in people who have a well and people who have city water.

As far as the idea of using water bought from a store for pwc's I think the idea is a good one. The water is coming from a different area and the sources of that water are usually just for the commercial use by that company. But in practicality I don't think that using store bought water makes a significant difference in the amount of water usage. But very but counts I guess
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Excellent topic. In Virginia we aren't officially in a drought (yet) but when the time comes I will most likely just buy distilled water and enrich it with minerals for cichlids. I, too, use old tank water for my plants. I love saving water where I can and my plants flourish with that nitrogen rich water win win!
Same here. I use the old tank water to water my plants in the back garden!
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:16 PM   #8
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They love it! I don't have the courage to use it on my veggies though lol!
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:21 PM   #9
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My strawberry and house plants love water change day!
I've cut my wc down from 50% to 10-20% a week unless the parameters indicate the need for more.
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I have an interesting theory. In my theory I can put my big water tote out during a storm and collect rain water for my tanks. Anyone have thoughts on this?
In theory, the water would be pure right?
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