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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-02-2018, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Goodbye buckets!

Figured while I sit here eating tacos I figured I'd share my project from last week. My wife and I moved into a new home about a year ago, and from day 1 I had my 40B setup and running. Thankfully there is a bathroom about 20 feet from this tank. So water changes haven't been much of a hassle....but...I wanted something easier. I found this little hole behind my aquarium that ran straight down into the basement and next to my water line. So I thought, "huh, why not run a water line to my tank!?" Well guess what...that's what I did!! I control the hot and cold water in the basement and put a little twisty knob thing next to the tank to open the pipes. Works like a charm!! For the life of me, I couldn't find any google results on people doing this, though I'm sure others have. Took a few hours but it's kinda nice having such easy access to water!! Anyone else do this?! BTW all that other pipe is my CO2 reactor and such.
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Very nice! Pretty much did something similar for my tanks (75g & 40G at the time). Makes life much easier when you don't have to carry buckets of water.


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You are so right!!! I just keep it going as I suck water out. I bought 20ft of clear pipe and some cpvc fittings and it drains into my toilet. easy-peezy!
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looks great. living the dream. (tacos included.)
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OMG, I totally want to do this project now!! you're my inspiration

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75g tank with a 20g sump, I have a 1/4" line (like you'd use to hook up a fridge/ice maker) with a constant drip. The sump is drill for an overflow with a 3/4" vinyl tube back into the wall and down into the basement slop-sink. My tank changes its own water at about 4g per day.
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Looks great!

Phase 2 might be an overflow, drain, and a drip (e.g. drip irrigation) system for auto water changes!

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looks great. living the dream. (tacos included.)
You know it!!! Def love me some good tacos!

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Looks great!

Phase 2 might be an overflow, drain, and a drip (e.g. drip irrigation) system for auto water changes!
Oh that sounds amazing!! I just need to make sure I do my research before I take that on.

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75g tank with a 20g sump, I have a 1/4" line (like you'd use to hook up a fridge/ice maker) with a constant drip. The sump is drill for an overflow with a 3/4" vinyl tube back into the wall and down into the basement slop-sink. My tank changes its own water at about 4g per day.
Oh awesome!! That will def be my next project.

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Do it!! It's super easy!
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