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Old 02-22-2014, 05:37 PM   #1
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Tips on water changes

Any tips on how to quickly and more easily change/put water into or out of tank
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:53 PM   #3
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I just use a siphon and buckets but I run nano systems. I believe you can get a pump that will work to pump water from a trash can into the tank if you have a larger system. Hopefully someone with bigger tanks can chime in and tell you what they do
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:23 PM   #4
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I use a power head to pump water out and then back in and run a hose outside but was wondering any easier ways...
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:42 AM   #5
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How big is your tank and how far away from your kitchen sink is it?

Look into water changer kits at your LFS, they hook to the kitchen sink and are great for removing the water, straight from the tank down the drain.

Adding water is as simple as a piece of tubing from whatever you have your new water in to your tank as a siphon. I know a lot people use the Brute trash cans on the rolling base.

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90 gallon I want to know how the people with over 100 gallon tanks change their water
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I pump mine out with a 1000gph pump into a utility sink nearby. Then another pump (I'm using a mag 5) to put my mixed water back in. I do this from the sump- I don't dangle a pump in the tank.
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Best way is to use python syphon kit! Don't bother going to your lfs for it though, get it for half the price on amazon.
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Best way is to use python syphon kit! Don't bother going to your lfs for it though, get it for half the price on amazon.
I don't think this would work well on a salt tank though.
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My bad totally didn't see the reef section... Haha that changes things a little bit

From what I've seen having a mag pump in a 55 gallon barrel mixing ur salt water for a day or two then using that pump to pump the water into the tank

Sorry about my previous post
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