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Old 03-21-2013, 1:55 PM   #1
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My Water Changer built into Return Pump Plumbing Idea

So this isn't exactly a full on "water changer", but it will take random siphon hoses out of my normal arsenal...which makes the girlfriend happy...in turn making me happy .

Its pretty simple really. I just kill the power to the return pump, turn the 1" ball valve shut, push the lock line in the Display Tank down so that it will keep a siphon, attach the extra hose to the Eheim tubing, and open the 5/8" Eheim ball valve...and I am overflowing from the Display Tank directly to a 5 gallon bucket.
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Old 03-21-2013, 2:37 PM   #2
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Interesting....I like it! Doesn't resolve vacuuming the sand but sure makes just a water change easier.
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Interesting....I like it! Doesn't resolve vacuuming the sand but sure makes just a water change easier.
Porpoise...you just made a lightbulb go off over my head. My lock line is split 3 ways, but if I were to "plug" 2 of them and attach a short hose to the unplugged one...vacuuming is resolved. Thanks
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I just used this bad boy for the first time. Im actually excited about future water changes...never thought id say that
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Porpoise...you just made a lightbulb go off over my head. My lock line is split 3 ways, but if I were to "plug" 2 of them and attach a short hose to the unplugged one...vacuuming is resolved. Thanks
That is a great idea.


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Ok....pics or it didn't happen!!!
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Hehe...I didn't manage to snap any pics of it in action. I just added some rock that brought the sump water level up a bit though. I'll have to have the girlfriend take a video of me draining it out
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