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Old 08-07-2012, 08:09 PM   #1
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Garden Hose?

Was wondering is it safe to use a Andrade garden hose to refill my tanks after water changes?
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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Some days I just can't type on my iPad. I have no idea what "Andrade" is.
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I never had an issue doing it when I kept FW. Made for fast refills in the summer when the cold water temp was about 76... I did run quite a bit of water through the one for my tank first though, just to rinse out any debris/chemicals used in manufacturing.
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I used a hose for almost a year before i got one of those aqueons that attach to a threaded faucet.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:17 PM   #5
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Thank you. With a hose, I will cut my time down even more. So far I turned an hour job to 30 min, let's see how low we can get it .
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What size tank are you using? My 90 took me around 45 minutes to remove/ replace with water. I used a big bucket to remove and a hose to replace. Now it takes about 20 minutes.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:35 PM   #7
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I have a 55 and a 37 that I do at the same time. Using buckets sucked and took forever. Unfortunately because of the hassle, I got behind on my maintenance. They are much happier now.
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The best $24 you'll spend on your tank's maintenance. Garden hose works great, this works even better. You can get it on Amazon or DFS that cheap.

Aqueon Ľ Aquarium Water Changer | Products

You can also get another brand called Python, if they still make them.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:53 PM   #9
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Looked into them, but they won't work with my faucet. I was worried about he garden hose. I remember as a kid, getting a drink out of the hose and it having that taste, rubbery, and was worried that it might have something harmful for the fish.
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A water hose is quicker than using the python... even if you just buy a garden hose adapter for the sink (what I did for winter use). Never felt the need to waste water ($$) to siphon water out of the tank at a slower rate than siphoning down in to the toilet, bathtub, or out a window.
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