Originally Posted by hallerlake
Originally Posted by Greg Richardson
What kind do you raise?
I'm starting to get the bug to get back into discus but only one tank this time. until I get a pair.
I love using the water I change out on plants. Big difference in growth.
Back when we had a goldfish, I watered the gardenia from it every week. The gardenia was magnificent.
I use my dirty goldfish tank water on my flower garden, as well. I haven't yet used it on food... I don't know if fish tank water would cause problems on edibles or not. Anyone here know?
I just read through that deep litter article - it sounds like if you remove litter, you NEVER remove too much of it or it messes up the cycle. It does sound a lot like fish care - like how you never remove more than 10% - 20% of your tank water at a given time. I'd still be too nervous to try the deep litter method until I understood it better. But, that's just me. When I lost one of our free feeder goldfish a couple of days after we got it, it was not that big of a deal (although my kids were very upset). I'd be very sad if I lost a chicken because of it though, especially since the way I keep them right now seems to work very well.