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What size?
1g00.00%
2-3g1312.50%
5g8783.65%
10g10.96%
50g32.88%
 

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Just wondering the most common size bucket people use, if they use one for water changes.
1 gallon
2-3 gallon
5 gallon
10 gallon
50 gallon
 

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I didn't vote in the poll since I wasn't sure how to include my "buckets" :)

I use a 30g Rubbermaid Trash can with an installed PVC drain for removing water from my tanks. It is on a Rubbermaid wheeled dolley making it easy to wheel around between tanks and to the floor drain. It also comes in handy for soaking driftwood :)

I also use a 40g Rubbermaid trash can on a wheeled dolley for aging tap water or making up replacement water for my tanks.
 

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Those 30 gallon trash cans on wheels rock for water changes, is what we used at the aquarium matainance company I used to work at. Had a sump pump in the bottom for easy refilling. Was beautiful. :D

At home I just use a python. :lol:
 

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Oh jeez. I have two ~5 gallon buckets that I use to bring into work and fill with RO water. I add two of them and 1 more of tap water to a ~15gal bucket to get the correct water hardness. I use a ~10gal bucket to drain the tank twice a week, and refill it with the water in the 15 gal. I use the bucket on the stairs behind the tank, syphon it in technique to fill the tank. It can be a little difficult lugging all that water around the house and the car, but it buys me time until I can get an RO system or something better.
 

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I user 4 five gallon buckets to remove the water then I use 3 five gallon gas(water use only, never had gas in them) cans I bought to refill and premix everything in. I am contemplating getting rid of the gas cans though, it's a lot of extra work to fill them and mix everything into them. I think I am going to find an old pond pump and use a 20gallon Sterilite as the refill container.
 

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3 gallon bucket. I mainly use it to catch water from the python while I'm adjusting the tempeture at the sink.
 

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a 5 gallon bucket is standard, anything bigger and its too much weight, anything smaller and its back problems(from all the trips)

i use 2 5 gals, while 1 is filling in the bath tub the 2nd is being poored into the tank.
 

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i use a hose attached to laundry tub for my water changes, but i use 5 gallon buckets for misc. things...
 

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i have a python but i still use many buckets, i have 2 5's and an extra high 5 gal bucket size(prolly like 7 gallons) but now i have 0 cause i used them all to mortar and grout my new kitchen tile. they are now mortar and grout buckets.
 

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i use a five gallon bucket and one gallon pitcher. i use the pitcher to empty the tank after i've vacced it and then use the bathtub to fill the bucket back up to refill the tank. pain in the butt! sometimes, for my ten, i'll just use the pitcher and the bathroom sink. when i get bigger and better tanks, i'll prolly invest in a python, which is what i used when i worked at petsmart.
 

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I am 3 x 5g buckets.

How do you treat the water when using a python? or is it only for draining? I seen the price and ran, fer serious.
 

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5 gallon and have to carry it up and down a flight of stairs... tank cleaning and workout in one!

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