Originally Posted by Fishlover3578
Freshwater tanks water from water changes are great for flowers lol my flowers were awesome this year
Agreed, however the general theme of this thread shows a complete disregard for the environment, yes I water my flowers with tank water, the nitrates are good food which by my experience provide phenomenal growth. I don't agree with polluting the environment with faecal matter and general detritus that accumulates in any system. The quick syphon change is perfectly fine, put that anywhere on land you own. I wish to neither aid or assist in such practices.
Small differences can decimate micro ecosystems, this is why we have nature reserves to protect areas from human intervention. Fish in the wrong river, plants in the wrong environment, bacteria which native species are unable to cope with, can have serious, detrimental, long term if not irreversible effects on nature.
Quick maths on 100 litre tank receiving two weekly water changes of 25 litres is 2600 litres per year per tank. 572 imp gal
, 687 US liquid gal
This will easily make its way to the water table beneath and into any nearby river systems.
Proposed water in room, 310 imp gals, 372 US liquid or 1409 litres=352 litres per change at 25% on all systems.
That equals 36,608 litres, 8052 imp gal
or 9670 US liquid gallons per year. On a twice weekly 25% change for the complete set up annually.
THIS NEEDS TO BE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED.