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Old 10-29-2017, 12:30 PM   #1
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New toy or necessary item for fish room ?

Lets start by saying I change a lot of water.
I have 50 tanks ranging from 5g -80g in the fish rooms aprox. 900 gallons right now !
As mentioned in another thread I prep water in barrels for RO , RO/DI , and my filtered tap.
I filter my tap through a 5 micron ,1 micron and carbon block that are the same as my BRS 7 stage RO/DI system...
I mix hot water from my house water heater with cold by using a 'mixing station'[shower faucet].
After the mix it goes through the filters and to a single [quarter turn full on/off] faucet that turns the water on or off ONLY[no need to readjust mixing staion in theory ]. From there it is split into 2 white 'potable water safe' hoses to get to my tanks in both fish rooms.. All connections before the on / off faucet are stainless steel braided washing machine lines ment to be under constant pressure .
Ever take a shower and run out of hot water?
Well lets just say I run the water longer then any teen ager has ever tried !
I check the temp intermittently incase I need to adjust the mix on the mixing station[I have marks on the handles ]
Clearly I run out of water eventually and need to stop and allow water heater to catch up..This is catch up time now while I write this thread . I don't mind paying attention to the hose while filling although I like to be draining next tank , so the time to bounce back and fourth pulling a sample in a cup and dipping my HM3 meter in it is wasted but necessary time and effort...
Today I found this !
https://www.banggood.com/Loskii-LW-1...rmmds=category
Can't wait to hook this up in line before or after the filters..
Hope it is a useful tool and not just a aquarium toy [I have 2 attics full of that stuff already ]
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Old 10-29-2017, 01:26 PM   #2
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OMG I am totally asking Santa for one of those for Christmas.
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Old 10-29-2017, 01:50 PM   #3
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I was thinking the average "python/waterchanger" owner may find this useful also..
I have never owned one but I guess I have made my own sort of ?
Water going out of my tanks is a long story...
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I use a shower head to fill. This is awesome
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Old 10-29-2017, 03:58 PM   #5
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Nice find! This is pretty nifty
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How do you drain the water out of your tanks?
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How do you drain the water out of your tanks?
Pretty sure he bought a decommissioned pump truck from the fire station, his lawn is banging and he has a ton of fun Halloween night...
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I feel like a caveman still hauling 5 gal. Buckets out to the yard. The trees and flowers aren't complaining though.
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Buckets..... they have a place in every fish room. I use them on my sw tank because there is so many little things I don't want to flush.. anything large volume gets the electric pump... if I had to change the discus grow out with buckets I would have lost it...
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