This thread (Water change made easy
) started my brain wheels turning about a way to make water changes/cleaning of my built in aquarium in my master bedroom easier. Currently, I am running about 50-75 ft of hose from my kitchen sink to the bedroom to do my gravel vacuum/water changes, and it honestly makes me prolong maintenance, and makes me a little paranoid about a union for the long hose leaking somewhere and creating a disaster before I catch it.
The wall that my aquarium is against holds the plumbing for one of the sinks in my master bathroom, which is on the back side of the same wall. The fixtures in the master bath are not ideal for hooking my hose up to, so I have been thinking about cutting a hole in the wall under my aquarium (this is in a cabinet) and tapping into the water supply/drain for the sink, and having a fill hose/vacuum permanently hooked up, so that I would only have to open the cabinet under the aquarium, grab the syphon, and clean away.
I plan on using ball valves to control temperature, as well as change between fill and syphon. Will this work?