Would you buy an automatic water changer? - The Planted Tank Forum
View Poll Results: How important of a piece of equipment would an automatic water changer be for you?
Just as important as the water in the tank! I will sell my kidney! 12 17.65%
I want one bad, but I will settle for by hand till I got the money. 28 41.18%
Would be cool, but I don't think I need one. 22 32.35%
That would be worthless... no thank you. 6 8.82%
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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-10-2013, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Would you buy an automatic water changer?

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So here is a question, and i want everyone to participate. If there were to be a user friendly, compact(lets say 10"x6"x4"), non spill/non flood, Sleek, does not ugly up the aquarium (ty jjt), precise, Automatic water changer on the market. Would you buy it? And how much do you think this would be worth to you?

Please complete the poll to rate how crucial of a peice of equipment this would be for you, and then leave a post below on how much you would spend to get one, and what the price point should be set at. How much demand would there be?

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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-10-2013, 08:26 PM
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If its around 50 pretty sure ppl will buy if its a good system and eliminates water changes without making the tank look ugly

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If its around 50 pretty sure ppl will buy if its a good system and eliminates water changes without making the tank look ugly

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I vote for it. I want something can do water change for multiple tanks weekly...no flood, no mess!!!
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I vote for it. I want something can do water change for multiple tanks weekly...no flood, no mess!!!
There is really a huge argument to be made for having an automatic water changer. It eliminates labor, you can do a 100% water change or more every month without killing your cycle because your beneficial bacteria is able to keep up with the water changes as opposed to changing out like 50% of your water all at once and risking ammonia spikes. You can eliminate nitrates and Phosphates as well as help maintain your PH. You can eliminate several pieces of equipment that keep your aquarium clean for one piece of equipment that simply changes water. Less chemicals. Only thing holding us back... a good end user product that is readily available on the market for a decent price and decent footprint in your cabinet.
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My aquarium isn't anywhere near a faucet, so I'm not sure how feasible it would be.
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We've got unused washing-machine taps and wastewater port next to our aquarium, which seems like an ideal situation for an automated water change system. So if what we're talking about here is an always-on, straight-from-the-tap, automated, failsafe system then sure, where do I sign.
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For what i was talking about, it is not necessary for the aquarium to be near a faucet.
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..I wouldn't mind having a automatic water changer system, since I do have a pretty big 250 gallon monster fish tank in my living room.. water changes for the 250 gal take some serious time lol.. but the good thing is that I recycle the water to use on my front garden. With a automatic w/c system, I think the water siphoned out pretty much goes down the drain, right?

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Please present us with this product. Enough suspense!!

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Are you talking about some kind of setup that is plumbed into the house?
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If its affordable, yes I'll shell out money for it.

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If its affordable, yes I'll shell out money for it.
Completely agree.
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Everyone will pay so that they dont hve to change water aslong as its affordable. Say 50 bucks and no more water changes??? This thing will fly off the shelves hahaa

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