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Recycle tank water

Any one use tank water to water their garden? I want to start recycling water and just want to get some ideas.

What method do you use to get the water to a rain barrel or whatever you use to store the tank water?
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I use the water from my 5g betta tanks for house and porch plants. The water from the larger tanks goes down the kitchen sink, unfortunately.
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Several people who do constant drip systems have it empty out into tier gardens. I have an aquaponic system on top of my 55 right now that uses the tank water to grow veggies (goes through a pvc after canister filter, holes in pvc hold planters). I usually do 5g water changes at a time and its too heavy to go hauling around in a bucket so those go down the sink (with strainer to catch anything like plants/snails/etc.

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Cool, sounds too much for me.
I am just thinking using my vacuum hose to siphon the tank water to a rain barrel.
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I have a 75 and 125 that I run full time and that is way too much water to carry out or to dump down the drain. Simple solution is a PVC pipe out through the wall. I stick the siphon in the PVC riser and it goes outside. One side of the house goes to a flower bed and the other side goes to a barrel for later use. A simple wooden box hides the pipe and other uglies. A sheet hides the plywood box. Works for me, works for my wife.


Drilling at the joints between bricks is easy to fit a 3/4" pipe out.
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