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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-25-2005, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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DIY device to drain and fill water?

Hi, I have heard of some that have a DIY device that uses pipes etc... to drain and fill their tank with just piping plumbed directly into a drain, and filled by just turning a valve...

I have searched and searched the DIY section with no luck...

I know its recommended for larger tanks. I just have a 75 gal. but have not set it up yet and wanted to do this to make my life a little easier.

Anyone got step by step instructions?

Thanks Josh
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-25-2005, 01:02 PM
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Normally this would be done with bulkheads and a drilled tank. You put a ball valve on the stand pipe and can either hard plumb the lines or just use a hose with the correct fitting on the stand pipe.
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Not really sure what you mean stand pipe? but what I gather is that I need to drill a hole in the bottom or side of my tank? If im using a all-glass aquarium standard 75 gal. tank, im guessing I cannot drill a hole?

How practical is this? or should I stick with just using my python?

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-25-2005, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Oh Rex, How do you use that PVC water changing device on your site?

Details please...

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