re: Water Change Methods
Not sure if this will help, but living in not so sunny snowy Minnesota I have a
plywood box I built sitting in my basement, lined with a pond liner. I put my
make up water in there with a couple of submersible heaters and a cheap sump
pump. (Started doing this in Texas for a different reason but it happens to
work well here.) I have a hose hooked up to the sump pump. When the water is
warm I simply pump it to where I need it. A garbage can works well for this
too. It does mean spending a little money, but it also means saving the back.