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Old 10-13-2003, 11:18 PM   #1
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Powerhead for saltwater mixing

I use 3-gallon pails to mix my water for water changes. Any particular submersible powerhead you would recommend for mixing, that is fairly inexpensive?
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Old 10-13-2003, 11:59 PM   #2
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I use a rio, just get something cheap that moves the water around, doesn' have to be fancy.
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A Maxi Jet will work great. IMO, they are the best PH available in a reasonable price range.
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Old 10-14-2003, 10:12 AM   #4
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You just use a 3 gal bucket? What size is your tank?

Dont forget to add a small heater to the mixing container to get the water up to tank temp before mixing and before adding it to the tank.

I use a 30 gal trashcan to mix my water.
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Old 10-14-2003, 10:38 PM   #5
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I use a 5 gal bucket to do water changes on my 30 gal. I just throw in an extra rio PH to mix it up.
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how do u lift the gargbage pail lol? or u siphon it in the tank?
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many ways to run the water up to the tank....such as some hose and a pump. or u can be old fashioned and dip a bucket in the trashcan :-p
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Well I use an old salt bucket and scoop out 6gal or so at a time. For my tanks that dont have a sump i use a maxijet1200 and 1/2" hose to pump the water then from the bucket to the tank. The maxijet 1200 can empty a bucket in less than 5 min at 5' head pressure. Of course if you held the bucket up a few feet the flow would increase.
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