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  1. #1

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    I don't think I'll find a better/more convenient option than hauling water outside to the water bowl...but thought I'd ask...

    Our fenced dog yard doesn't have a tap, so I haul pitchers full of water to the water bowl...probably 3-4 a day (so I'm guessing the three dogs are drinking about 2 gallons or so in total...). It would be nice to have something that we could fill once a day and that would stay clean...and be easy to fill...

    There is also no electrical the plug in fountains are out.

    And it needs to allow easy access for the large AmBull and the mini-Daschsie...

    Anyone have good or bad experiences with the type that are just large inverted jugs (gravity waterers)?

    It's easier in the summer...I just haul the hose over...but I still have to fill the bowl several times a We have thirsty dogs...
    Last edited by Rue; 04-22-2014 at 12:55 PM.
    55 g Goldfish Tank - 3 Fancies, 2 Comets
    25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed

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    BTW...I solved our cat water issue. None of the cats would drink from their official water bowls...but will drink from the aquariums, from the watering can, from the toilet, from the shower floor, etc.

    We have a walk-in shower. Now we have a communal water bowl in the walk in shower. All 4 cats happily drink from it. I fill it every morning after I shower...couldn't be easier or more convenient...
    55 g Goldfish Tank - 3 Fancies, 2 Comets
    25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed

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    We have had good luck with these. I don't know if they make them bigger than 1 gallon, but you could buy two or three.

    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Thanks! I was wondering how durable they were. I've tried other types/styles over the years and some haven't lasted very long at all...
    55 g Goldfish Tank - 3 Fancies, 2 Comets
    25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed

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    Sounds like your cats really like the moving water.

    We have a Catit fountain bowl for ours and they love it, its also fairly simple and one of the lesser expense ones. And by simple, its a bowl with a pump at the middle bottom that pushes water up a central funnel and over the edges. So it comes apart into big pieces without many crannies.

    Looks like this one:

    I've used one of the gravity waterers for vacations and they seem to work fine. Its going to depend on how soon your dogs empty it and your lifting capability. Have you looked at the ones that hook into the hose and autofill?

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    We use 2 of these Rue, one inside and one out on the deck, we have 4 dogs and need to fill the inside one about every second day. We have had them almost 4 yrs now and they still works great. The one out on the deck comes inside for the winter of course.
    Last edited by sailor; 04-22-2014 at 11:24 PM.

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    Oh! That one is nice! I will look for it! Thank you!

    I did find a 4g gravity one at PetSmart yesterday and just went ahead and bought it. So we'll see if the concept works. Hubby is doubtful, he thinks it will get too hot/turn green in the summer (but it's in the shade, so I did think of that). The thing I hadn't considered is how heavy it is to fill and upend (duh!). I can do it...but it's going to be a pain.

    ...I didn't read Trillianne's post until I got back And no...the way the yard is set up and some issues we've had with the plumbing, I can't hook it up to a hose or plug it in.

    Sailor: If that one you posted fills from the top...well, that would be easier...

    All three dogs drank from it immediately - and I think it's half empty (in 12 hours roughly) it should last a full day. If I refill it when I get home from work, it should do - but we'll see.
    55 g Goldfish Tank - 3 Fancies, 2 Comets
    25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed

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