Originally Posted by catmel
So I thought I had a good idea but I'm having some trouble with it. Due to my lights I'm unable to dump water directly above the tank. Someone had suggested I try hooking a PH up to some tubing and doing it that way.. I ran into two problems:
1) the power head opening is exactly 1/2 inch. 1/2 inch tubing does not fit, and 5/8" tubing is too big and water leaks out. I cant seem to find an inbetween size.
Hmmm... I use a MaxiJet and I thought I used 5/8" tubing for the same thing you're talking about. If a little water leaks out, no biggie since the MaxiJet is underwater. But I'm guessing you mean it just plain doesn't pump any water out the tube.
You can always boil some water and put the 1/2" tubing in the hot water for about 30 seconds. Let it get good and pliable. Then stick the tubing over the MJ outlet. Don't expect to remove it though!
2) I did manage to remove just the triangle peice and attach it to the black cylander part ( removable peice) by wedging it inside - but it didnt work for long ( didnt seem strong enough to push water 4 feet up into the air - bucket on the ground)
Not sure what you mean in the first part of this, but in using a MaxiJet you're going to have to put the bucket up on a step stool or something. They're good for 2 feet, but not 4.
I use the same MaxiJet1200 with tubing to pump from my SW
storage tank to my bucket, and then the bucket into my tank. I just put the bucket up on the 2nd step of one of those foldup step stools.