View Full Version : Perfect set up for watering plants.

07-02-2010, 10:29 PM
I have an empty 55G tank that I would like to utilize for watering plants. So I need a set up where I can't add any chemicals or salts.

What would be the minimum requirements for this? What fish should I use? Filters? Water?

I will probably take out a gallon at a time to water my plants. Any advice would be appreciated.

07-03-2010, 12:33 AM
Assuming you're not using the water for any fruit/veggie plants you can use tank water on just about any potted plant. I do it a lot. The only chemicals you don't want to add in are anti-algae meds which will kill your plants as well.

If you do plan to use tank water to feed your plant you might consider doing it every other watering. I found some of my plants would get burned out with constant tank water.

Lady Hobbs
07-03-2010, 12:48 AM
I siphon tank water into my water pail when doing water changes. Get my plants all watered then hook up the python water changer for the rest of the tank.

07-03-2010, 05:33 AM
Whenever I need to water my plants, I take a scoop of tank water and water them. I also have a peice of Pothos stuck in one on of my filters!

07-03-2010, 12:05 PM
While I don't use my water for plants it is drained outside to my yard and the grass grows faster and thicker in that spot.