Originally Posted by phishfriend
Have you try to start a siphon on a 50 hose!?! Its not going to happen with lung power thats for sure. Lol The pump is to increase flow over long distance. Changing the Discharge point to ground lvl (3ft) would change the flow rate much in that length of hose.
Who said to siphon using lung power? I stated that the pump is a very slow pump- even mines @ 400GPH is slow. It was to change the pump to one that pumping more water flow. Unless you dont mind the slow pump. I switch it around at time.
Sometimes I do it like this;
Tank maintanance and how I do it
Other times I start a siphon the 50ft waterhose. Point is if you have low water pressure you will be wasting water like crazy and be there forever. Water pressure is very not strong and at the same time I can water the plants and lawn. If you live in apt. I understand that this might not be an option.