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Re: Water Change Woes

Postby bot2600 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:46 am

BlueSunshine wrote:Change the faucets??????


LOL, I wish, the wife puts up with my hobby, but she gets to pick the faucets :)
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Re: Water Change Woes

Postby caldwelldaniel26 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:09 am

Good deal, I’m glad everything worked out! Using a pump to drain the tank is the quickest and most efficient way, next to having a bulkhead in the side of the tank.
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Re: Water Change Woes

Postby joselepiu » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:16 am

bot2600 wrote:
BlueSunshine wrote:Change the faucets??????


LOL, I wish, the wife puts up with my hobby, but she gets to pick the faucets :)

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Re: Water Change Woes

Postby DJRansome » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:51 pm

I do like the Python instead of a pump because it allows me to vacuum. Half the time, I'm not even finished with the vacuuming before I'm over 50% water removed.

It only takes 20 minutes to drain 50% of the 125G so really not a long wait.
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Re: Water Change Woes

Postby noddy » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:11 pm

It takes me an hour to drain 50% of my 210 into the floor drain. No big deal, it's an hour that I don't have to spend mowing the lawn. ; )
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Re: Water Change Woes

Postby caldwelldaniel26 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:28 pm

I have a battery powered vacuum that I use in between cleanings so when I use the siphon in conjunction with the pump it goes pretty quick. I have a one year old baby girl and she likes to get all in the mix so I try to get the chore done as quickly as possible lol.
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Re: Water Change Woes

Postby BlueSunshine » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:17 pm

bot2600 wrote:
BlueSunshine wrote:Change the faucets??????


LOL, I wish, the wife puts up with my hobby, but she gets to pick the faucets :)

yep...that's how it works, pick your battles wisely and faucets are not it. :lol: :lol:
Try looking at a hardware store, lowe's or homedepot. You can pick up faucet adapters that will adapt a faucet to a water hose connector. Should be 3 or 4 different thread patterns to choose from, maybe you can find one that will fit your faucet. We were not so lucky, had some off the wall thread pattern on ours.
Oh...one more suggestion....ALWAYS stay on the WIFE"S good side!!!!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Water Change Woes

Postby BlueSunshine » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:28 pm

Here is a link that might help you get started in your search for an adapter.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/BrassCraft-15- ... er/3147009
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Re: Water Change Woes

Postby BlueSunshine » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:36 pm

BlueSunshine wrote:Here is a link that might help you get started in your search for an adapter.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/BrassCraft-15- ... er/3147009


First link was the wrong one. Here is the link I wanted to post.



https://www.lowes.com/pd/Danco-55-64-in ... er/3647060
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Re: Water Change Woes

Postby joselepiu » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:49 pm

caldwelldaniel26 wrote:Using a pump to drain the tank is the quickest and most efficient way, next to having a bulkhead in the side of the tank.

noddy wrote:It takes me an hour to drain 50% of my 210 into the floor drain. No big deal, it's an hour that I don't have to spend mowing the lawn. ; )

caldwelldaniel26 wrote:I have a battery powered vacuum that I use in between cleanings so when I use the siphon in conjunction with the pump it goes pretty quick. I have a one year old baby girl and she likes to get all in the mix so I try to get the chore done as quickly as possible lol.

BlueSunshine wrote:yep...that's how it works, pick your battles wisely and faucets are not it. :lol: :lol:
Oh...one more suggestion....ALWAYS stay on the WIFE"S good side!!!!! :lol: :lol:

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