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Old 08-01-2009, 11:20 PM   #31
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HAHA I guess I better enjoy being able to lift buckets and clean tanks while I'm young.

I'm pretty sure when I build a fish room, it will have an automatic weekly water changer... I wonder if there's a market for something like that... *ideas*
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:23 PM   #32
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or you could get an ATO and put it on a timer or something
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partypalooza, if you invent something that automatically does a partial water change each week, let me know, ill buy one!!!
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:31 PM   #34
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yah know, now that I think of it, that would be REALLY easy to do!
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i guess all you would have to do is have a timer, some sort of gauge to see how much water has been emptied/filled, and something to mix the dechlorinator in... aside from that i guess maybe a tee to go under the sink for the inlet and outlet... i might try and figure something out lol
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Well I already had an idea on how to do it, like I drew up schematics and everything.. (I'm weird, I draw technical stuff in my free time)

I had it set up so it would automatically mix salt water to a specific temp. and SG. All you would have to do is set up the time/date(s) you want the water change to occur and it would automatically take out, say 30 gallons, of water and replace it with fresh SW.

Hmm.. The only thing is it would have to be located near a water supply/drain box in the wall..

The system would have to be for a new installation probably.

(edit: this could also be used in FW too!)
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:45 PM   #37
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LMAO. Gotta agree with Ahab here. We may be old and apparently lack energy, but we do our research and don't buy bichirs for 20G tanks. ;P
Thats just low. Actually when i did the thing with the bichir i wasn't quite fully aware of the responsibilities of a fish care tacker. So i wasent really all that experienced with a bichir at the time exept i only knew they grew pretty big. So yes it was irresponsible but i am making up for it.

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partypalooza, if you invent something that automatically does a partial water change each week, let me know, ill buy one!!!
I am actually drawing up plans for this now so i will post when i have it down.

Ok, you all got me with the whole youth thing, i was only messing with you guys anyways, you guys mad e me laugh though . But i will give you this, Young/more energy=stupid decisions/less experience, Older/less energy=smart decisions/more experience. So i dont know about you guys but i think i would take the less energy but much more knowedge and more experience.
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if i ever get around to building a house, im going to have a nice big room for my fish tanks, and of course, have a nice big sink for water changes... i guess those pythons are nice, somebody had recommended one on here, i just really hate to spend so much money on tubing and a hookup, when i can probably build my own cheap... if i ever get around to it, ill have to take step by step pictures for you all...
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Well I already had an idea on how to do it, like I drew up schematics and everything.. (I'm weird, I draw technical stuff in my free time)

I had it set up so it would automatically mix salt water to a specific temp. and SG. All you would have to do is set up the time/date(s) you want the water change to occur and it would automatically take out, say 30 gallons, of water and replace it with fresh SW.

Hmm.. The only thing is it would have to be located near a water supply/drain box in the wall..

The system would have to be for a new installation probably.

(edit: this could also be used in FW too!)
I have been doing the same thing. I came up with premixing the water first and using a RO/DI units water. You could use a water line if 1 is near but you also could just use a hose hook up if one is near outside.
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well im not going to get in to that battle... personally, i fee like "old" people can make the same mistakes as "young" people, its all about experience. everybody makes mistakes when they start out, i sure have...
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