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erik7281
12/27/2014, 11:08 PM
wondering what everyone does with their saltwater they pull out from their tank during water changes.....flush it down the toilet like I do?

Is there anything else I can reuse the salt water for?

erik7281
12/28/2014, 06:59 PM
wondering what everyone does with their saltwater they pull out from their tank during water changes.....flush it down the toilet like I do?

Is there anything else I can reuse the salt water for?

I guess Ill just keep dumping it down the toilet:hmm3:
cant water lawn or plants with it

CuzzA
12/29/2014, 01:09 PM
Palm trees.

CODE3EMT
12/29/2014, 04:50 PM
Down the toilet.

Azedenkae
12/30/2014, 07:19 AM
You can use it to prevent weed from growing.

AdamNC
12/31/2014, 07:17 PM
Toilet or weed control, depends of the time of year :)

Mandrake
01/08/2015, 06:46 PM
interesting I did not know about the weed control, I will try on my patio always getting weeds between the blocks.

r1racer
01/09/2015, 09:43 AM
Knowing what saltwater does to the parts on my boat...I'm beginning to wonder how bad it is to flush down the toilet knowing that parts of plumbing system are cast iron...can't be good (especially if on a well). I think I am going to use salt away every few months to help with corrosion.

Coelli
01/09/2015, 09:53 AM
Don't use it on weeds, we tried this on the grass coming up between the pavers and it all turned green and happy. :P Maybe if you let it evaporate some first.

knutrainer
01/25/2015, 12:12 PM
Ive been throwing in the gravel. Seems to have taken a toll on the weeds.

dbl
01/27/2015, 01:42 PM
I'm curious if it can it be used to start the cycle of a new tank or to cure dried out live rock?

erik7281
01/27/2015, 08:58 PM
Don't use it on weeds, we tried this on the grass coming up between the pavers and it all turned green and happy. :P Maybe if you let it evaporate some first.

I started using some of my water from water changes to grow macroalgae :)
I am growing chateo gracilaria and ulva...just for fin hehe

1MP3R1AL
01/28/2015, 10:06 AM
I use it on another tank and then just give the tank nutrients to make up for the loss.

Coralfreak09
01/28/2015, 10:16 AM
I'm curious if it can it be used to start the cycle of a new tank or to cure dried out live rock?

It can totally be used to start a cycle of new tank, or to cure live rock

dbl
01/28/2015, 01:41 PM
It can totally be used to start a cycle of new tank, or to cure live rock

Then maybe one of the "responsible" things we can do is offer our used saltwater to fellow reefers in our respective areas (through your local club possibly) to start a new tank cycle or cure some new rock they've purchased. I realize it may not happen often, but what the heck...recycling is all the rage right now!!!

Jeff38
02/01/2015, 06:44 PM
...But after a few years of flushing it down the toilet, isn't going to cause damage?

The Fisher King
02/02/2015, 08:57 PM
Save it for when you get a sore throat.

dogface 13
02/05/2015, 08:06 PM
luckily i rent, i throw it in the yard... doesnt seem to kill the grass lol, at least not all the way.

chaetopreto
02/07/2015, 04:20 PM
Used saltwater is excellent for the culture of Brine shrimp.If you can let it stand for about two weeks then add 1/4 teaspoon of bleach stir let stand after for about 5 days .Hatch Brine Shrimp eggs in another jar. After hatching siphon young directly into this mix feed ground marine flakes every 4 days.

Breadman03
02/07/2015, 04:50 PM
I'm using my DOS for water changes to my QT, then to a plastic drain that feeds to my main.

alex gonzales
02/14/2015, 01:50 PM
The weed thing never worked for me.

outlaw481
02/15/2015, 04:31 PM
Used saltwater is excellent for the culture of Brine shrimp.If you can let it stand for about two weeks then add 1/4 teaspoon of bleach stir let stand after for about 5 days .Hatch Brine Shrimp eggs in another jar. After hatching siphon young directly into this mix feed ground marine flakes every 4 days.

Very interesting, did not know this, but why the bleach??

silverarrow27
02/15/2015, 10:27 PM
I use mine to water my lawn, turns it nice and green year round.

Mishri
02/16/2015, 02:58 PM
I use mine to water my lawn, turns it nice and green year round.

as the salt leaches into the soil it will kill your lawn. It does depend on the type of grass for how sensitive it will be to it.

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/07227.html

but it also causes root damage and increases risk of disease.

If your lawn is of the "salt tolerant" type of grass and you spread your water out you may not notice a difference for years.

Mishri
02/16/2015, 03:03 PM
oh.. and for killing weeds, yes, you'll need to let the water evaporate for awhile first..

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/salt-water-mixture-kill-weeds-grass-flowers-36440.html

2:1 water to salt ratio -so you'll need to let it basically all evaporate.

However, if you just dump your salt water in the same spot all year round for awhile I'm sure nothing will grow there eventually. But I wouldn't expect results quickly.