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04-26-2013, 12:45 PM #1
Idea for an easy water change system
Ok, it kinda started by looking at this, but I'd want a cleaner look
What I'm thinking (can't do this now as I don't have my fish room yet) is the following
-On the front of each shelf have a 1-1/2" pvc line running at an angle to the corner post to a T-Wye fitting and pipe down and over to a drain (either in floor or nearby sink).
-In front on each tank, drill a 1" hole in the top of that pvc pipe
-Use the siphons shown in the link and just stick the outlet in the 1" hole each time. This will allow you to remove the siphon and keep a clean look.
-As for the refill system, why not have actual pvc waterline ran into the stand, have a ball valve over each tank with two valves to control temp before the stand. You could have a permanent 1/2" pvc line into each tank with a bend to divert the flow, just have it just sticking inside the rim.
If you really wanted high speed changes, you could use more than one siphon and all the tanks could fill at the same time. You would still need to add dechlor to every tank, but that wouldn't be to bad
Just thought I'd share my idea, and maybe I can come back to this and try it sometime
Last edited by Triton; 04-26-2013 at 12:57 PM.