What is a water "butt"?
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This is a discussion on Water butts within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Does anyone use water butts for watering their 'chids ? If so do you use ...
Does anyone use water butts for watering their 'chids ?
If so do you use any type of treatment to the water to help prevent algae/slime etc.I found a product called BIOTAL which is especially for treatment of rain water(water butts) & the info that comes with it says it safe for all plants.
What is a water "butt"?
ROFLOriginally Posted by Paphraguy
I thought i,d have problems with the terminology but i couldn,t think of a better word to describe it.
A piccie would have been better in the first place.
LOL! Thanks, that is much better! I don't have one of those but I do use buckets to collect rainwater and no treatments, just plain old rain water.
Thanks for the nice picture - that helped a lot!
I don't either, but just started trying to use more rainwater. The plants are out enjoying a drink now! Mother nature is on my watering schedule this week! LOL!
Steve, i have one of those "water butts"
Gosh i'm really making myself vulnerable for some nasty remarks
I've had it about a month now and so far i haven't noticed algae or slime
but maybe it hasn't developed yet. I actually never thought about a treatment for rain water.
I'll have to empty it soon anyway because i didn't buy the foot at the same time. Now the butt is full ( it holds 200 liters of water) and there's no way i can lift it up so i can place the foot under it.
Now if i want water i just lift up the lid and take it.
Sorry i couldn't be of more help
My word you,ve got a big buttit holds 200 liters of water
Seriously it,s the long term hygiene i,m concerned with , i suppose i,ll just have to try it & see.Maybe i,ll use it but not as often as reccomended.
LOL!!! Hahaha!!!Originally Posted by uncasteeb
Bad, bad, bad..
You see...i rest my case!Originally Posted by uncasteeb
Lemme know how it works out for you Steve...i might give it a try myself...that is..if i can find the stuff