Recycle fish tank water for your garden

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Recycle fish tank water for your garden

Updated Apr 21, 2022

Dear Cathy,

When I change the water from my fish tank, I toss the dirty water onto the lawn, not into my sink. The question is, will this water be good for my indoor plants?

– Bart Varacchi, Holbrook, New York 

Dear Bart,

Absolutely! If you have a filter on your fish tank and the ammonia levels in the water are normal, go ahead and recycle that fish waste by dumping it onto your lawn and plants. Your plants will love it.

Cathy M. Rosenthal is a longtime animal advocate, author, columnist and pet expert who has more than 25 years in the animal welfare field. Send your pet questions, stories and tips to cathy@petpundit.com. Please include your name, city, and state. You can follow her @cathymrosenthal

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Cathy Rosenthal, CHES, CFE
Animal Welfare Communications Specialist

Cathy brings more than 25 years' experience in the animal welfare field. She is a sought-after speaker, Certified Humane Education Specialist, a syndicated pet advice columnist, an author, a publisher, and of course - a loving pet parent.

Read more about Cathy here or check out her Non-Profit's page to see more ways she can help you and your organization.

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