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Water butts

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 ...

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    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.

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    What is a water "butt"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paphraguy
    What is a water "butt"?
    ROFL
    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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

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    it holds 200 liters of water
    My word you,ve got a big butt
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncasteeb
    My word you,ve got a big butt
    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!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncasteeb
    My word you,ve got a big butt
    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.
    You see...i rest my case!

    Lemme know how it works out for you Steve...i might give it a try myself...that is..if i can find the stuff

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