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Old 10-19-2014, 03:30 AM   #1
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What do I need?

So I have this small submersible pump from an old water fountain. I have never used a water pump but what type of tubbing do I use to get it to the tank. The output thing is 1/2 inch but it's threaded. What do I need to buy?


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Old 10-19-2014, 02:48 PM   #2
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What are you trying to accomplish?

Typically you buy an adapter that it would take it from 1/2" threaded to 1/2" hose barb. Then stuff some tubing on there.
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Old 10-19-2014, 04:34 PM   #3
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What do I need?

I'm trying to pump water from buckets to the tank to do water changes. Could you possibly link the adapter you were talking about so I know what I need to look for. Will this be just at lowes? Thanks
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Old 10-19-2014, 04:49 PM   #4
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I use a pump to drain my tanks - using it to fill a tank would be no different. If you are not mechanically inclined, you can just bring the pump to the hardware store and tell them what you are trying to do - they'll set you up. Not that anyone here can't


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I'm just a little confused on what piece I'm looking for. Would some 1/2 threaded PVC work?


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Old 10-19-2014, 05:05 PM   #6
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You will need to attach a hose to the outflow from the pump. If thigs are perfect you can just shove it on there. That's what I was able to do with mine. If things are a less perfect, you can shove it on there and put a clamp on it. If things are far from perfect, you'll have to put a piece on the outflow that will fit whatever hose you are going to use.


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Old 10-19-2014, 05:12 PM   #7
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You probably need something like this



If the end is already male you will also need a female to female coupler.
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