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Sep 10, 2015 5:38 AM CST
Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Now I'm not really expecting a definite answer on this but I'm going to ask anyway. Is it possible to use my aquarium water to water my daylily and use it as furtilizer? I know it won't be a complete furtilizer. What is everyone thoughts on this??
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Sep 10, 2015 6:37 AM CST
Name: Juli
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Absolutely. I watered my small seedling bed with the water from my tanks when I did water changes, including all the gunk from using the gravel vac. I had planted tanks.
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Sep 10, 2015 7:01 AM CST
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Yes, l do it all of the time. I only have freshwater tanks, not saltwater. I would not use water from a saltwater tank.
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Sep 10, 2015 7:10 AM CST
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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I use fish tank water all indoor season long, mostly on my Orchids. They do well with that treatment!
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Sep 10, 2015 8:53 AM CST
Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
I only have fresh water as well. That'll cut the water bill down a bit lol.
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Sep 10, 2015 2:41 PM CST
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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And as others have mentioned, it is a weak fertilizer.
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Sep 10, 2015 4:11 PM CST
Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Great question!

I have one too:
Does anyone have a koi pond that has a filtration system? I was wondering about the 'gunk' that I wash out of those filters onto the ground...could I use that as fertilizer, or would it be too much on the plants?
It does green up the grass where I do a washout for the daily filter, and the large bio filter I run gets cleaned monthly and gets piped underground about 70 feet away into the wood line; it would be easy to collect that into buckets.

Thanks!
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Sep 12, 2015 7:02 AM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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I have 2 small container ponds (each is 25 gallons) in my yard that do not have filters or moving water. (I use them for my waterlilies.) I keep small mosquito fish (minnows) in them to help control the mosquito population in my yard. I have to clean those ponds out twice a year and when I do, the water from both ponds gets used for all my garden areas. The plants seem to respond favorably to it. Thumbs up
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Sep 12, 2015 7:27 AM CST
central Illinois
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When I replace the charcoal in mine, the old charcoal gets thrown into the garden w/ the old water.
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