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Old 08-20-2009, 03:21 PM   #11
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Part of what is going on for me is I live in an apartment.... not sure I wanna mess with the plumbing *lol*. If it is carpentry I know what I am doing. Electrical or plumbing I leave to other folks.

I am not sure now which way to go. I have some water cleaner (de-chlor), but still a pain in the butt with hauling buckets back and forth to the living room with my cat under my feet.

If I can make/rig something up so I can have something liek a garden hose attachmentment and go directly to teh tank I figure it will save me time and money (filling the buckets up I maybe will waste a few gallons of water per tank fill up).

Just a hose from sink to tank I would worry about the chlorine (which is what the county water system uses) and the fish. Or would teh fish be safe enough if I add the Stress Coat to the reduced tank before adding in the new tap water?

*lol* I am just at the point where I am knowing enough to be dangerous. I've gone from newbie to potentially dangerous.
Just a thought.. Why don't you get a large trasn can (plastic rubbermaid kind) and fill it with water at the sink, add dechlor and stuff, and get a pump and pump the water from the trash can to the tank? Kinda like for SW mixing but it's just for dechlor and stuff.
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I could just see my cat having a field day with that. It is a good idea if I had a bit of extra room (hopefully can get a loan for this condo).

Mostly just looking at a way to make the tank drain/fills easier.
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why dont you get an inline filter, run a python from the sink throught the filter in to the tank?
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Old 08-20-2009, 03:36 PM   #14
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I might be able to rig something like that up, sort of like the original plan.

Figure some PVC pipe to hold a water filter, a tube inside (drilled) with some activated carbon, hole on the other end with a hose to to to the tank.


Hopefully adding some Stress Coast will de-chlor any remaining chlorine in the water going to the tank (I hope).
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I might be able to rig something like that up, sort of like the original plan.

Figure some PVC pipe to hold a water filter, a tube inside (drilled) with some activated carbon, hole on the other end with a hose to to to the tank.


Hopefully adding some Stress Coast will de-chlor any remaining chlorine in the water going to the tank (I hope).
same procedure we made from our PVC pipe, thanks for the help here


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It is pretty hard to build a tap water filter for less than you can buy one. I bought 4 GE cannister filters for $5 each and carbon filters are 2 for $18.
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after looking at the prices it is about the same or more to build one from scratch .

What shocked me is how short most of the filter lifes are for the on the faucet kind of filters.
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