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I'm trying to figure out the fastest way to do water change while kept stress of the fish at minimum. I have discus tank in my 75G tank and it has been taking a long time to do a 60% water change. I have been using a 5G bucket in a bath tub to hold tap water, then add couple drops of Prime into the bucket and stir the water using a fish net. Then I use a water pump to pump the water into the fish tank. So I repeat these steps 8 times (40G of water).

Space is an issue,otherwise, I would have bought a 55G rubbermaid trashbin to store the water.

I used to owned an extra tall tank many years back. But I sold it when I got out of this hobby. Now I'm thinking to get an extra tall tank, something like 40G? Does anyone where I can find one? I've been searching on the internet and nothing so far. The best dimensions of the tank should be very tall with a small foot print. So I can squeeze it somewhere in the corner.
 

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I'm trying to figure out the fastest way to do water change while kept stress of the fish at minimum. I have discus tank in my 75G tank and it has been taking a long time to do a 60% water change. I have been using a 5G bucket in a bath tub to hold tap water, then add couple drops of Prime into the bucket and stir the water using a fish net. Then I use a water pump to pump the water into the fish tank. So I repeat these steps 8 times (40G of water).
Somewhere around here is someone who made a neat little "water caddy" w attached pump I believe using a small hand truck and 2 plastic jugs.. Sorry, best I can do............
Other than expensive.. like this:
http://www.water-storage-tank.com/portablewastetank.html
http://www.boatdepot.com/p-6618/todd-water-caddy-28-gallons?gclid=CIGUh7zAsL0CFSwdOgodHQsAmw
or fleabay:
160932203954
 

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Somewhere around here is someone who made a neat little "water caddy" w attached pump I believe using a small hand truck and 2 plastic jugs.. Sorry, best I can do............
Other than expensive.. like this:
http://www.water-storage-tank.com/portablewastetank.html
http://www.boatdepot.com/p-6618/todd-water-caddy-28-gallons?gclid=CIGUh7zAsL0CFSwdOgodHQsAmw
Thanks. But I just need a tall tank to store water. I do not need to move the water around in the room. So I dont see a need to use a hand truck. The water storage container will in a spot permanently. There is no need for me to move it at all.
 

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Thanks. But I just need a tall tank to store water. I do not need to move the water around in the room. So I dont see a need to use a hand truck. The water storage container will in a spot permanently. There is no need for me to move it at all.
Opps....:icon_redf
 

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They aren't cheap, but they do make potable water "barrels" with a relatively small footprint.

I think the plastics supply catalogs and McMaster Carr sell them.

We keep two 30G barrels stacked in a closet in the lobby here at work to store RO for a SW tank in the lobby. About 13" diameter and 26" high. Again, they aren't cheap.
 

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Why not buy a 2nd pump to remove water from the aquarium? My 2nd pump is in the laundry room with a 25 foot hose that goes through the wall to my fish tank. I just put the hose in (has a python end tube on it) and let it drain while my other pump refills from a storage tank (also in another room). My water changes require no buckets this way.

I start the removal a few minutes before the refill, then I walk away for 20 minutes then come back to ensure no overflows near the end.
 

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I have no issue of removing water from the main aqarium. I use one pump which pumping out the old water and pumping the new water into the main aquarium.

I want to age the water, so I can just pump the water out and into the main aqarium within 15 mins.

I have been searching for a column aquarium and no luck yet.
 
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