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Using tank water to water house plants

Does anyone do this?

I was thinking today that using water taken from the tank to water my house plants, the plants would be getting some good fertilizer. Your thoughts?

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I used old tank water to grow tomato and cucumber plants this season. Worked very well.
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Not only just use the water but when your cleaning your filter media your sponge etc. use that for your house plants or garden
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I do this every time I clean my 10g and my house plants look better than ever.
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Anytime my plants need it i go to my 20 gal long, it provides more ferts than just the tap
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Definitely a good idea, more ferts like said.
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YES! I'm having my best crop of Thai pepper this year. Feed only with W/C water.

If you drink coffee dump the grounds on the ground around your Roses, Azaleas , Rhododendrons and any other acidic soil loving plant.

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Not only just use the water but when your cleaning your filter media your sponge etc. use that for your house plants or garden
Thats a good point. I used all of the mulm from the filters and the vacuumed pleco poop. As well as the extra duckweed.
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I fill tupperware with tank water and let my Meyer lemon, pilea, jasminium pots soak for 30min, I let my spider, dieffenbachia, anthurium and spathyllium soak 24/7 in 2in of water
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Never, ever throw tank water down the drain.

Dilution is the solution for the pollution.
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Tank water + old DIY CO2 juice = greatest cocktail ever...

In reality, I exclusively water my hops with tank water. They've never looked better.



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I water my bonsai collection with tank water for two weeks, well water for the next two weeks, and then repeat. I get excellent results. I also recycle water in emmersed setups and Wabi Kusa.

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I grow my house plants in the top of the tanks.

When I do water changes I pump the water outside and deep soak the trees- all sorts of fruit trees.
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I use tank water for watering outside plants, but our tapwater is so hard--I use straight conditioned tap in my fish tanks--that I prefer to use rainwater for houseplants.
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