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Old 07-26-2015, 07:09 AM   #1
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Water pump suggestion

Here's what I want to do, I want to fill up a 100g container with water from my 180g and my 40g from weekly water changes. Once container is filled, I want to water my lawn with the old water, but with a hose and nozzle. It's only a 15'x15' section of lawn, so the pressure would not have to be crazy. Any suggestions on pump? Either submersed or outboard?
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I did something similar when we were in a drought here in Georgia a couple years ago. We even kept washing machine water. I just used a 1200 GPH pond pump I had and rigged it for a water hose. Worked great. I was going about 100 feet with the water so you may not need a pump that big. Look for SunSun pumps on ebay.
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You can put the container up on a stand and have a water hose hookup. Pressure should take care of the rest. You CA experiment with different heights for different pressures.

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Thanks for the tips, I'll give them a try.


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I'm using a pond pump for my water changes, I think mines right at 400 GPH and it has a fair amount of pressure. It has a threaded 1/2 in connection that you could change to garden hose to do your watering I think your overall cost would be 25 for the pump and 5 for the adapter.
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Thanks, do you have a link to the pump and adapter?


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Heres the pump,
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._detailpages00

My garden hose is done via the included barb and a hose clamp because I think garden hoses leak to much for my indoor use. If you want an actual connector so that you don't need to cut your hose Id say these would work

http://www.menards.com/main/plumbing...797-c-8551.htm

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Green Leaf Nylon Garden Hose Adapter, 3/4 in. MGHT x 1/2 in. MPT | TractorSupply
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