Another use for that water change water

Another use for that water change water

  • Author Fishdad85
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We all do or should do weekly water changes, but have you given a thought as to the best use for your removed water? You could dispose of it or if you are like me put it to some good use.

The water from your weekly water changes can be very beneficial (especially when you have to vac the gravel) to your indoor or outdoor plants and vegetable garden if you have one. The water may no longer serve a purpose for the fish but it still contains some bio load ( more so on gravel vac days) that will benefit your non aquatic plants.

I've noticed bigger blooms and larger veggie yields in my garden. Not to mention it saves me on my water bill because I'm not watering them as much from the tap.

You can also cultivate this water in use it in a hydroponic garden. Many tulip farms inthe Netherlands will use fish waste water to improve their production.

So the next time you do a water change put that used fish water to work for you and see if it doesn't help your planted friends
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  • inari
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You bring up a great point! With all the Nitrogen in the 'waste water,' I wouldn't store it but I would drop it onto my plants.
Very good article. It is relatively short though. You could go into more detail about how the nutrients helps gey bigger blooms and larger veggies. None the less, excelent article.
I also do this for my indoor plants. I believe you could even use aquarium water entirely to grow plants without soil like in hydroponics. I've seen foo the flowerhorn grew plants like a strawberry on just the aquarium water.
  • JKC18
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I do the same thing! Saves money, better for the environment (consuming less water), and great for the plants!
  • chadd
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I use it for the same reason
I always use my old water for my house plants. What a difference!
Been doing this for years… I know my bio says one year, I’d rather be a novice than an idiot, lol
I do this all the time - my houseplants are lush since I began
This is decent, but it seems more like ka post rather than an article. I'd suggest adding more information as to the science in how it boosts plant growth. Percentages and studies would be great as well. Anything to give this a more informative feel. If those things were included I believe this could be a five star!
Good idea.
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