I use RODI
water, and have three tanks (220G, 45G, and 30G). I do not have any permanent water storage, so when I need water changes I have a temporary tank (65G) I pull down and set outside, and two 44G trash cans, and one dolly.
All this means I am continually pumping water from one container to another, mixing, moving, pumping to a tank, etc.
I'm pretty good on pumping out of a tank, but filling and moving water from storage to garbage can, from garbage can outside to garbage can inside on dolly, from garbage can to aquarium...
I have plenty of vinyl hose and pumps but...
I need "things" to help manage the hoses -- make sure they stay in the can/tank/aquarium/whatever while pumping for example. I've had numerous "events" where they pop out at some point and flood the floor. I'd also like something that could disperse the water better and not blow away the sand in the tank.
What I envision is something weighted that would hold the hose in the tank -- or maybe clip on the side, hold the hose firmly, and maybe have some kind of diffuser on the end. Might even be nice if it had a float switch cutoff.
I've seen nothing even in that vein (remember I'm talking temporary stuff I can use in multiple places, not a permanent ATO system). I don't even know what to call it to Google.
Has anyone seen anything like this? Any kind of pieces or parts like this?
PS. Pumping out a 44G trash can takes about 20-30 minutes for me, so I don't intend to stand there holding the hose.