I'd run a 36-gal FOWLR
tank for several years, but have recently upgraded to a 65-gal
tall tank. I'm looking to make my water change procedure more efficient.
With the old tank, I'd prepped new water in 2.5-gal
buckets, warming it by the pitcherful in microwave to promote better mixing of salt & buffer. That worked OK, but was rather labor-intensive, leading to delayed changes when not enough time was available.
From the recent tank transition, I now have a heavy-duty 20-gal
bucket, on wheels & with lid. I figure I'll be able to prep larger quantities of new water in this, using a heater and a PH. (I get my water from an RO
dispenser at local market.)
So I can now prep 15-20 gallons of water ahead of time. Getting the old water out is easy, just siphoning it out into a bucket. I figure I could use some sort of a pump with tubing to add the new water. I'd like to find out what others are using.
Appreciate any suggestions.
Pacific Palisades, CA