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DaveKaye DaveKaye
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Transfering salt water methods #1
was wondering what you peeps used for transfering salt water water from one buck/tank to another.

As we all know keeping marine fish involves many water top ups and part changes etc. It can be a messy business and I have always syphoned but they must be an easier way, battery pumps etc etc. Please let me know how you do it and what you use.

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Re: Transfering salt water methods #2
I use a powerhead that i bought off ebay for ?3 ( its about 300LPH ) with a length of ehiem tubing pushed over the outlet ..
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Re: Transfering salt water methods #3
i use a hydor 3000lph pump bought it to run my tank but turns out its a pile of rubbish so use it for water changes now
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Re: Transfering salt water methods #4
I use a 2800lph pump I bought for the tank and then upgraded.
Howard Howard
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Re: Transfering salt water methods #5
Blimey , you lot use some powerful pumps for mixing / changing water ....
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EagleC EagleC
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Re: Transfering salt water methods #6
It's just what I have. Does make a water change quick though. I use an airpump to mix it and a spare heater and thermometer float in there too so I know its just right.
DaveKaye DaveKaye
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Re: Transfering salt water methods #7
It wouls appear that Im still in the dark ages syphoning. I think I will look ebay for a cheap powerhead.
Howard Howard
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Re: Transfering salt water methods #8
Syphoning is good , i do that too .... cleans the sand ...
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EagleC EagleC
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Re: Transfering salt water methods #9
oh yeah, syphon out, pump back in.
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Re: Transfering salt water methods #10
that's how i do it....syphon then pump. so much easier and not much mess on the floor