Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Northern Virginia - USA
Submersible Pump/Agitator for WC Water
Curious what people are using to mix their water change water while it sits in the drum. I cut my tap water with 50% RO, fill up a 30 gallon drum, bring up the gH and kH where it needs to be, then throw a heater in to bring it up to temp the day before the water change. I'd like to keep the water churning over the 24 hours. I've tried a couple different powerheads and pumps but they aren't powerful enough to do much. I can see powder (Seachem Equilibrium and Sodium Bicarbonate) collecting on the bottom, which shows it isn't mixing adequately. Should I try a larger more powerful powerhead? Do they make submersible mixers/agitators that would chop up the heater and power cord? Or maybe one of those wavemaker style powerheads would be sufficient. I'm only mixing 20 gallons at a time max.
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