Garden Hose Safe?? 100 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by ColumbianShark3, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. ColumbianShark3Valued MemberMember

    I need to fill my indoor pond it's 100gal and I have a garden hose connected to are city water supply right outside my window, and was wondering if it would be safe to feed it through my window and use it to fill the tank up ???
  2. platy benWell Known MemberMember

    I use my hose too top up the pond all the time so I cant see why not?

  3. ColumbianShark3Valued MemberMember

    K I will probably let it run a bit so any junk gets cleared out

  4. platy benWell Known MemberMember

    I would check with other members first though as I live in the UK so the water my be different.

  5. ColumbianShark3Valued MemberMember

  6. AquaristFishlore LegendMember


    I always get my tank water via the water hose, however, I have well water and not city water. If you have fish in the pond now, take into consideration the temperature of the pond and try to match the temperatures. :photo:

    I'm sure you'll get more responses.
  7. ColumbianShark3Valued MemberMember

    No fish yet just now getting it set up
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2010
  8. cm11599psWell Known MemberMember

    That depends.

    1) If are setting up the tank and need an easy way to fill the tank with water then yes, a garden hose is fine.

    2) If already have the tank setup and are looking to use the hose for water changes and to top off your tank then no, the hose is not a good idea for a tropical tank. The water would probably be too cold to add to your tank. You want to add water that is about the same temperature as your tank.

    If #2 is what you're trying to accomplish then I HIGHLY suggest you look at getting the Python. It's the best way I've found to clean and fill my tank. It attaches to MOST sink faucets.
  9. ColumbianShark3Valued MemberMember

    it's #1
  10. cm11599psWell Known MemberMember

    Then you're good to go with the hose. Just make sure it's not all dirty and makes your house a mess. lol

    Either way, I still suggest the python. lol
  11. ColumbianShark3Valued MemberMember

    I will look in to the python soon for future water changes
  12. cm11599psWell Known MemberMember

    Good choice. I got VERY lazy with my water changes in my 55, especially since I have a full wooden canopy.

    Now thqat I have my python I do weekly changes.
  13. funkman262Well Known MemberMember

  14. gremlinWell Known MemberMember

    I use the hose (on city water) to top off and do water changes in my pond. Of course, my pond is outdoor, not indoor and for goldfish, not tropical fish. I don't have to worry about trying to heat the water since the water coming out of the hose is at least as warm as the water in my pond (sometimes warmer). I also use the hose to do water changes in the 40 gallon breeder tank my cleaning crew are in right now. I wait until it is late afternoon on a sunny day and the water coming out of the hose is usually right about 70 - 76 degrees so it is pretty close to the 72 - 74 range I try to keep the tank at in the house. I just crank open the window by the desk where the tank is sitting, pump out the water through the window into a garden, and then refill with the hose through the window. It works pretty good. Just make sure you add your water conditioner...

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