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vegetable garden

Postby sirdavidofdiscus » Sun May 17, 2015 6:14 pm

Now that I've got my garden planted water changes are a lot more frequent. 10 gallons a day on my 125 gallon and 5 gallons a day on my 35 gallon. lots of veggies to water. tank water comes from private well. I run it through carbon before I add to tank but that's it. Just thought I'd throw that out there.
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Re: vegetable garden

Postby Fishnut71 » Mon May 18, 2015 12:21 am

Glad you can reuse your tank water. You should increase your 125 to 15 gallons per day to yield nearly 100% wc per week.

What's the purpose of running the well water through carbon?

My well water runs through a whole house water softener to rid gross alpha(arsenic)
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Re: vegetable garden

Postby sirdavidofdiscus » Mon May 18, 2015 8:14 am

The carbon gets rid of the sulfur smell. I run it through a whole house sediment filter (20 mil) 1st then through a whole house carbon filter (4 mil) not actual aquarium carbon
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Re: vegetable garden

Postby Fishnut71 » Mon May 18, 2015 8:25 am

How is your process set up? Do you collect the old tank water in some sort of container first, or does it go directly into the garden via a hose, or good ole 5gal buckets?
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Re: vegetable garden

Postby sirdavidofdiscus » Mon May 18, 2015 9:21 pm

Bucket brigade. Tried to pump it but too much head pressure for the pumps I've got
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Re: vegetable garden

Postby Fishnut71 » Tue May 19, 2015 8:22 am

At least you're getting some exercise out of this :D
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