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Re: [APD] just out of curiosity
So everyone seems to use Pythons to fill directly from the tap. What about
chlorine? Do you add chlorine removers to the tank first, or afterward? I
usually stir it into my apparently outmoded pail before pumping it into the
aquarium, which isn't too doable with a hose. Maybe I'll upgrade to a
On 12/31/05, Rachel Sandage <rachelsor at gmail_com> wrote:
> I used a python for a while, but even here in the Pacific Northwets found
> the water waste unacceptable. So we took an old sump pump we had lying
> around, modified the output so I could screw a hose onto it, and put it in
> 5 gallon bucket. Then I would just use a regular siphon to drain water
> the bucket, and the sump pump would move the water out of the bucket into
> wherever I put the other end of the hose. The float valve on the sump pump
> would turn it on and off.
> To refill the aquarium I'd take another hose (or the same one, depending
> which tank) and attach it to a faucet using a "y" connector. If it was the
> same hose I'd rinse it with some fresh water, then set the "y" connector
> that the water was flowing out of it, rather than through the hose, while
> got the temerature right. Then flip the switches so the water goes through
> the hose, and fill the tank.
> With this setup you need to be very aware of where the free end of the
> is, and that it is held in place so that the force of the water doesn't
> knock it out, especially when the sump pump is pushing the water. Also
> sure the float valve on the sump pump can move freely to the "on" position
> if the electric cord gets in the way, it won't turn on, and once the
> fills you're draining onto the carpet.
> With my larger tank, I would put a big tarp down in front of the tank and
> sit the sump pump/bucket on it. This kept small problems from turning into
> big swamps.
> Somewhere in the archives are pictures of all the connectors.
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