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Old 09-13-2003, 03:29 PM   #1
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water changes

OK i have a water changing ? my tanks top is about 5 feet high i can syphin water out of the tank np problem but how can i get the water in the tank I use a 10g bucket to mix the new water let it sit for a week but i dont know how to get the water in the tank because the syphin does not work because the bucket is not higher than the tank and i dont have anywhere to put the bucket so it would be higher besides a latter which i dont want to do someone please help I dont want to puor the water in the tank from the bucket it will shoot sand all over the tank
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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Well the easiest thing to do is to use a medium sized powerhead like a maxijet1200 and some hose to pump the water from the bucket to the top of the tank. You need a fairly good sized powerhead because PH's themseles are not exactly designed to pump water up aganst gravity.

Dont try this with RIO ph's as they are not very good with head pressure but maxijets are fairly good with headpressure.
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Old 09-13-2003, 04:47 PM   #3
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thank you very much will give it a try is that all i will nee is just a ph and a hose i dont know anything about ph and is there a certian model or something i should look for thanks again Jester
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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sorry i am retarted i see the model thanks
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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No problem. I belive the hose you need is 1/2" inside diamater. It will go on rather snug but it will go on.
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