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Method for returning water...

Raymond Wong wrote:
<snip> i have another question...
<snip> is there anyway i could make it so i can fill the water with aged 
water instead of the tap or do i have to use this device for just removal of 
water and fill via buckets?

If I read this correctly Raymond, you are looking for an alternate way of 
refilling your tanks following the draining part.  Instead of a python type 
device to refill the tank, you want a way to pump aged water back to the 
tank?  I use this method for returning mixed water to my reef tank.  I use a 
little giant pond pump to return the water via some 1/2" aquarium hose.

To set this up:  Place an adaptor onto the pump output so it will accept the 
return hose.  Essentially this consists of a female threaded end to attach 
to the pump, with the other end terminating in a barbed end to accept the 
hose.  The diameter of the output of the pump may be larger than your hose.  
If this is the case, you may need a few more adaptors in that setup to size 
the pump diameter down to match your hose diameter.  You can purchase all of 
these adaptors at a sprinkler store, or a hardware store.

Are you familiar with Magnum hose connectors?  I use one side of the 
connector as a shut off valve at the end of the hose.  Since the pump 
essentially turns on the second you plug it in, I find it essential to have 
a shut off valve at the other end of the hose so I don't have water rushing 
out before I can reach it.

IMPORTANT* Purchase a pump that can be run submerged.  An "in line" pump 
will do you no good as you can't submerge it into your aged water bucket.

>or could i fill
>the water through a bag of peat hoping that would help?

I do not know how this connects to your first question.

Hope that info helps.

Michael Laflamme
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