looking for an easier way to do water changes
So I'm looking for a new way to do water changes from the way I'm doing it now. What I do now is a long and tiresome process. Is Syphon water out the window next to the tank so that is easy but to refill the tank I fill 5 gallon buckets of water. Then I use a tea pitcher to scoop out of the buckets and into the tank. I don't have room to set up a place where I could just siphon from the bucket into the tank. This takes a lot of buckets seeing as I have a 75 gallon and a 55 gallon. Not only is it a long tiring process but I usually spill a little water on the floor which is not good.
My idea is to get a 30 to 55 gallon plastic drum like the one in the picture that I can fill and let it to dissipate the chlorine. That will also save me on needing to use prime. This drum would be outside and we do have high temperatures here during summer months so I would only be able to do water changes at night. Not really a problem. The winter months though may be an issue. I would have to get a heater for the drum. After I set water parameters I could send pump the water back inside and into the tank.
I'm looking for any feedback on this. Has anyone ever tried something like this? If you have a better idea of how I could go about this please post.
Last edited by somewhatshocked; 10-26-2015 at 07:47 PM.