How to fill tanks with limited vertical space with water
I have limited space in my room, and finally got an industrial shelf to hold some nano tanks. The problem is that even though there looks like enough space above each tank to the shelf above, the 6" doesn't leave me much room for using a pitcher to put in water during water changes. I end up having to use very small containers and it takes forever to fill up the tanks. Is there some equipment I can buy that uses a hose to fill the tanks up?
I should add that the nearest faucet is our bathroom sink, over 30 feet away, and doesn't have room to hold a bucket. There is a tub near it, a further 6 feet away (so nearly 36 feet from the tanks).
Normally what I did before moving the tanks to the shelf is to fill a bucket in the kitchen sink (further away, down the hall) because it's less messy than the tub and I can get a more stable temperature reading. Then I carry the bucket to the tanks, and use a pitcher to scoop out water. I pour it into the tanks, directly onto a smaller container to avoid disturbing the aquascape. Now I just don't have room to use that pitcher and water changes have become very long and frustrating for me.
Edit: Also forgot to add, I do have a hose (I use it to remove water) but the tank is higher than the bucket on the floor, so won't fill the tank with water.
Last edited by Ryan Mosby; 07-09-2019 at 03:20 AM.
Reason: added last bit