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Old 10-20-2015, 02:26 PM   #1
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Water changes - 2+ gallon plastic pitchers?

7 tanks running here and the water changes are starting to kill me!!!
Running back and forth to the bathtub to fill up 1 gallon plastic pitcher.... 20+ times at a time.

I've searched the web until my face turns blue looking for a 2+ gallon plastic pitcher, with handle. I don't really like using and pouring out of a bucket in most of my tanks for various reasons. Hoods in the way, blows sand and plants and deco around, etc.

What do you guys do? Anyone have a better answer? Anyone know where to find a larger capacity regular plastic pitcher?
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Old 10-20-2015, 02:30 PM   #2
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Get a hose Bruh....

There is sink adapters made for specific tubing I think.


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Old 10-20-2015, 02:33 PM   #3
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I've got one. Well, 2 actually. And they're awesome for the 1 tank that's within range of a faucet. 6 of the tanks are scattered around bedrooms, living room, office, etc.
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Get a barrel and pump!

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I'm still doing the bucket method, but with two 20s and a 6.6g, it's not really a lot of water. I use a 5 gallon bucket.
As for pouring water back in, I use an air pump shelf. It's a throwback from my fish keeping days in the 70s/80s. It's basically a 5"x6" plastic shelf with two plastic hooks for hanging onto the rim of the tank. I hang the shelf on the inside of the tank, pour water, and it spreads it out sideways.
If I did not have the air pump shelf, I would take one of those hang on specimen thingys (what they use in the LFS to hold fish before bagging them). I'd drill a bunch of holes in it so it showers the tank with water.


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Go to Lowes or any other hardware store and buy more tubing for your water changer. I extended mine quite a bit..

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So you mentioned a cat. I take the Tidy Cats buckets and the smaller size that still comes in those plastic jugs and use them to transport water when needed. And then you just use something like a specimen container or an air pump shelf or an old plate to prevent the water from messing up your scape.

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