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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-10-2004, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone done an inexpensive water top off system?

Hello,

Was wondering if anyone has put together an inexpensive way to automatically top off their tank(s) by using pretreated reservoir of water?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-15-2004, 12:36 AM
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for some reason i believe i heard this question on this site a few times...try the search

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Ever hear of the guy who set up his tank to drain into the toilet every time someone flushed? Pretty clever way to conserve water, IMHO. When the toilet flushes, rather than refill the toilet reservoir with fresh tap water, it would open a valve and the tank would drain a few gallons into the toilet. Then a float switch on the main tank would allow the main tank to automatically top it back off. You got a 2.5 gallon water change (depending on your toilet), everytime someone flushed!

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Sounds like real Yankee ingenuity in action. Get this guy into government, we need him! That would take some serious plumbing. Any water change system takes serious plumbing, though. But, imagine the bowl refilling and there's the most bewildered looking Cardinal tetra swimming around in there...

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lol, I can imagine it now... You wake up and stumble in to the bathroom to take a piss in the morning. Looking back up at you in the bowl is your missing fish, that you just realized was missing
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