Interesting side topic question

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  1. Zoom

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    Hi all,

    Just a side question that had me thinking last night. Has anyone tried using their water that they take out when they do their weekly water change & syphon to water their indoor house plants or garden plants?

    From my understanding of the nitrogen cycle, there would be ammonia, nitrites & nitrates in the water, and was wondering if this was beneficial to normal plants in any way??
     
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    Hi Zoom - there is lots of anecdotal evidence as well as papers on this subject. YES the water is GREAT for your plants , just do not expect to become a commercial operation - See "Ask the prof's" thread on aquaculture.
     
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    yes i use all my tanks water and my koi pond water in my garden... works great
     
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    Yip - water syphoned out of the tank is good for your plants (better than rain water I hear) :bigsmile:
     
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    Since I use all the water from waterchanges, on my (pot)plants, I've noticed a vast improvement on their lustre and growth.
    Gert
     
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    I am presently training the roots of a Monstera Deliciosa to grow into one of my tanks... Hope it becomes a Nitrate sucker :bigsmile:
     
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    I've started using the syphoned water... witll watch the plants reaction.

    (It also reminds me to water my plants!)
     

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