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    Ok so I have not been on in a while dealing with some issues at home so..... the other day I was doing a water change, I have a syphon to take water out of the tank, but to get water back in the tank I have to use a cup because the syphon doesn't work (dang laws of physics) so I have put some simple thought into a pump system and found a cheap pump, the aquavia va50, but I do not know if it will pump the height needed about 4 feet up but using thin air line tube. I am just really tired of using a cup to move 12 gallons of water.

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    The amount of pump pressure for that amount of head youll need an average of 2200 l/ph.

    Siphoning through a 5mm airline simply wont work as that amount of pressure will simply blow the airline out. Whay your thinking of is a dosing pump which pumps out through a 5mm airline runs at 36ltrs per hour max at no head.

    What you need to do is use a pump like and eheim 1060 running 42mm pond hosing from your topup water, and 22mm hosing to your tank. This will give you the sufficient pressure at a 4meter head.

    I know this as i pump a 3mtr head using this pump from my sump to my tank so this really is youe best idea.
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    I use a maxijet 1200 for water changes with 1/2 inch tubing. Our sump and mix bucket are on the floor so we can't siphon. We change 8 to 10 gallons a week and it takes less then 4 minutes to drain and fill with a mj1200

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    Oh this sounds like such a good idea cuz I too use a cup (as my husband laughs at me with my little cup). I wish I was more handy and understood how to build things like this. Good luck to you

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    its not difficult, simply use an external pump to pump the water from the bucket to the tank. If the pump wont fit into the bucket (mine don't) use a length of an appropriate size pipe for the intake and feed that from your bucket...
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    32g Planted Freshwater Community (Underway)

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    The only reason I was thinking about it was because I could buy that small pump for $5.00 shipped. I am not gonna spend more than a few dollars to be lazy lol. I will just stick to my cup method. when I decide to add on a sump I will just syphon it in.

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    Lol, how long does it take for you to go scoop by scoop for 12 gallons? Maybe get something bigger to scoop with if you don't want to use a pump yet?
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