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Re: [APD] Dosing and public water

You would want a pump that could sustain about 30 -60 psi. Most aquarium pumps only sustain a few psi -- they're designed for volume rather than pressure.
Also, by using an electric pump to drain a tank instead of a venturi faucet pump like a Python, one conserves the tremendous amount of water required to operate the venturi.
As for bathing. Add up all the soaps, detergent, shampoo etc. that you've bought in the last year. Virtually all of it went down the drain. It's easier (on everyone) if one is conservative about the amount of "soaps" one uses rather than the frequency of baths ;-) Does that load of laundry really need a whole cup of detergent? Does your hair need to be lathered rinsed and repeated? Almost always the answer is no, half will do a better job and leave less residue after rinsing.


----- Original Message ----
From: Jerry Baker <jerry at bakerweb_biz>
To: aquatic plants digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2005 10:38:28 AM
Subject: Re: [APD] Dosing and public water

S. Hieber wrote:
> Yes but the average household dumps many many times more ounces of soap, detergent, etc. every day. If one wants to ease the burden on the sewer plant and the local water bodies, one can consider trimming down in those areas.

Yep. I do my part by not showering ;)

> Watering the lawn is a great way to get secondary use form the water before it returns to the environment.

Earth and plants make a great filter of their own accord. I have often 
wondered how much of a pump it would take to provide enough pressure to 
drive a sprinkler with the drained aquarium water. It would be even more 
effective if I could spread it out over a large area.
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