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Old 08-15-2014, 07:12 PM   #1
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Water pump for water changes help

I have a few questions and am in need of suggestions for using a water pump to change my aquarium water. Since dumping buckets over my 55 gallon isn't fun and it stirs up my sand substrate I was wondering if I could pump water into my tank with a water pump. My original plan was to just attach a garden hose to the washing room sink but I would need a whole new sink fixture to do this. So I now want just pump the water from 5 gallon buckets to the tank. Can someone recommend a good cheap pump that will work for around 15$ or less.


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Oh and it would have to pump water up a 4 foot incline also. If this is a bad idea could some one suggest a better idea please.


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Old 08-15-2014, 09:08 PM   #3
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I use a mag 7 to pump water from my garbage cans of water on my back porch to my tanks which range from 5 feet to 25 feet away. Probably too much of a pump but I dont like to wait. LOL
Any cheap pump that pumps like 500gph or more should be able to get the water where it needs to go.
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thanks I have found that water changes aren't as easy with bigger tanks😄


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