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Old 05-30-2014, 01:27 PM   #1
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Pump for water changes

Thanks to gravity, siphoning out the water is easy

I'm getting tired of using a 1 gallon jug to add the newly mixed water back into the tank, though. Can anyone recommend a good pump that can sit in the bottom of my mixing container (a 20 gallon Brute), which can pump back up and into my tank? I don't have a sump on this tank, so there's about 5 feet of head pressure. The Marineland MaxiJet 1200 looks like it could be up to the task, and at less than $30, I'm ok with trying it.
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Old 05-30-2014, 01:43 PM   #2
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I just set up a 22 gal brute barrel myself.. I got a hydor 350 off amazon.. it works pretty well.. 6' out and 3' up it pushes almost 1.5 gal/min.. it was cheap so I'm very happy with it.. I hooked up a foot pedal switch so it's hands free..

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Old 05-30-2014, 04:40 PM   #3
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The specs have it maxed out at a 3' head. That won't be enough for this...
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Another Hydor pump, the L30, looks like it can do what I need, and it's not too pricey. I'm going to check my LFS to see if they have it.
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It's a hydrafarm, sorry..

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Old 05-30-2014, 10:44 PM   #6
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I picked up the L30 from Marine Depot. Should be here next week. I'm looking forward to not lugging jugs anymore

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Oh man, you'll be loving it when it's time for that wc you just don't feel like doing.. if you're interested in the foot switch let me know.. enjoy

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It gets here Thursday...I can't wait
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The foot switch sounds interesting...what kind and how is it rigged (ie, a dead-man type, or a push-on/push-off type)?
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I'll post a pic later but it's basically a light switch.. one of the long flat type on a shallow work box, it cost about $20 for everything, I opted for the heavier grounded cord.. it works great..

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