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Old 02-23-2010, 12:01 PM   #31
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kinda like this?
Yep, pretty close, except every time I have to fork over the money to buy the 20gal or 176lbs (thanks jbadd99), load it into my car, then haul it into my apartment, the claws are typically out!
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:32 PM   #32
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Well... the reason that isn't really an option for larger WC's... or even smaller ones for that matter...

8.8 lbs per gallon of water x 10g = 88 lbs...

and that's for just 10 gallons...

Now, I don't consider myself a weakling by any means, but I'll be looking forward to 30g waterchanges = 264 lbs... so lifting that much water is out of the question... pump in the bucket works much better I'm thinking.

I should also point out that this is for pure freshwater... I forgot to take into account the dissolved salts in the water, bringing the total to around 11 lbs per gallon (at 1.022 sg)

It's those little things that are always screwing me up - I most likely would have remembered if I was doing waterchanges every few days, but since I'm still waiting on parts well... I still relegated to just reading about the hobby .... for now.
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I should also point out that this is for pure freshwater... I forgot to take into account the dissolved salts in the water, bringing the total to around 11 lbs per gallon (at 1.022 sg)...
Better redo that calculation. Yeah... saltwater DOES weigh more, but not 2+ lbs more per gallon. (Hint... 8.8 lbs X 1.022 = 9.0 lbs)
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I know we try and match water parameters as best we can for WCs, but is there concern for adding the new water TOO quickly by way of pump?
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Not if it's aged and matched to current tank conditions. Oh, you don't want to use something like a fire truck that will pin the fish to the wall, but other than that go for it.
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I know we try and match water parameters as best we can for WCs, but is there concern for adding the new water TOO quickly by way of pump?
Sometimes when I'm in a hurry I just dump the whole bucket into the display tank all at once and don't even mess with the pump! So from my point of view, no... no concern!
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I got a 300-500 GPH foutain pump (max of 10 feet) at lowes for $45

going to use it for my sump and works great for water changes, drop it in the tank and pump water out, dump water, fill and pump it back into tank
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Probably not designed for sw for make sure you clean with tap after every use.
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Probably not designed for sw for make sure you clean with tap after every use.
oh my tank is FW but good point
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:32 AM   #40
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Better redo that calculation. Yeah... saltwater DOES weigh more, but not 2+ lbs more per gallon. (Hint... 8.8 lbs X 1.022 = 9.0 lbs)
Sorry...I stand corrected yet again. I used information from a google search... stated water at 1.024 SG was ~11 lbs.... freakin' google and it's non-truthfulness

Still, it weighs too much for me to try to lift.
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