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I've got a 700 water tank which is rather rusty. Would it be ok to water plants with its rather murky-looking water?



The water shouldn't hurt your plants as long as you have not been using the tank to rinse out chemical containers or similar. Most of the 'murk' will be an algae and organic by nature. A bit of rust won't hurt either.

25 Apr, 2012


Thanks - my wife was worried about damage to plants.

25 Apr, 2012


Probably best to play safe, Macready, and put the water onto the soil by the plants rather than over the foliage.

25 Apr, 2012


if you can empty it just treat the inside with thompsan or metal paint that you use on gates . better safe than sorry .

27 Apr, 2012

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