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Old 03-28-2006, 02:47 AM   #11
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What pump would you recommend for water changes using this method?

I was thinking a Maxi-Jet 600 or 900...this would both be good to circulate the water change water, aerate, mix, and then pump it in. Would either of these work? Which would be best?


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Old 03-28-2006, 03:11 AM   #12
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I use a crappy penguin 660 PH with a piece of vinyl tubing that I got from Home Depot. I just took a look at it for size. It's 3/4" (outside diameter) 5/8" (inside diameter) and I just forced it over the output from the penguin. Have been meaning to attach it more permanently, but haven't gotten around to it so far.

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Old 03-28-2006, 12:03 PM   #13
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Well, I just have to say.......

I've been on this site for awhile (close to a year or more probably) , now, and I swear I learn something new every day!

I bought three powerheads and three thermometers and mix 15 gals in 3 5 gallon buckets.....what a mess!

My next purchase will be a 15gal tub with wheels and some vinyl tubing!
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Old 03-28-2006, 12:09 PM   #14
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I would do a maxi 900 or better yet a 1200 to save even more time and for real good mixing.
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I want to get the wheeled tub But my house=tiny and i don't have a lot of room to store this stuff. It's basically goign to have to sit in a corner in the living room
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:43 AM   #16
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i just use 5 gal water bottles ,an air pump and a space heater.UMMMM PIE

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