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Old 10-21-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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Aqueon water changer

I was wondering how i would use the aqueon water changer with a salt water aquarium. I know how to drain some water out but how would i safely fill the salt water aquarium?
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:44 PM   #2
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You would only use it to drain water from a saltwater aquarium. You will need to manually dump fresh saltwater in or pump it in with a submersible pump/powerhead.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:49 PM   #3
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Thats what i thought but i wanted to double check. You wouldnt have any good ideas for adding water would you? I have a 90 gallon reef tank and every week i do a water change. I fill the buckets in the bathroom tub that is only a few rooms away. It still takes 2 hours to drain, fill and clean up, as i am 14. So I'm looking for a faster easier way to add water.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:37 PM   #4
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I hope you're not using tap water. Do you have a sump?
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:39 PM   #5
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I have a water changer like the aqueon that has about 100' of hose. Drains really quickly. If you have saltwater premixed near the aquarium you just need to pump it up into the display or sump if you have one.
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I hope you're not using tap water. Do you have a sump?
yes i do use tap water, i premix it and condition it.

I think i will be getting a small pump so i dont have to siphon it into my sump
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:45 AM   #7
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Advise against tap water for saltwater. especially if you are planning on corals and/or anemones.
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Tap water is a setup for future disasters.
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Whats so bad about tap water?
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Whats so bad about tap water?
nutrients. You don't know exactly what you're putting in and there can be fluctuations in quality. I ended up getting an RO/DI unit from BRS. Not too expensive and works very well
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