Homemade water change hose

Butterfly

Member
I like to run my fish water out side for the gardens and gras so heres what hubby fixed up for me.
1) buy a hose that will reach to all your tanks and still reach outside.
2) put a faucet adaptor on one end
3) cut the opposite end off and put a plastic connector like you would use to connect two pieces of water hose(1). This is where you connect the siphon (2)
4) start the water flow by dipping the siphon end in water and letting it run down half way and put the siphon back in the water it will now drain your tank to where you want it. You can put a manual cut off on so you can turn off water flow when you want to and move on to the next tank.
When your done siphoning, take the siphon end off and reel the hose in. attach the faucet adaptor to the kitchen sink, turn the water on and adjust the temperature of the water(I put this end in the bath tub). Use the manual turn off to take this end to a tank to re-fill. Remember to add sufficient dechlor as water is running into the tank. I have never had any problem with my fish doing water changes this way. It's similar to the python except the fishie water doesn't run into my sink(I like recycling it) and the python requires constantly running water for siphoning.
Carol
 

inuyasha_lover_21

Member
That sounds like a great idea!!!

I can't use my python because it won't reach my room and it won't fit the faucet. I have the same syphon as you got in the bottom pic.
 

atmmachine816

Member
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Butterfly

Member
yep you can, I justhad rather run my fishie water out where it is helpful instead of into the septic tank
Carol
 

atmmachine816

Member
O septic tank, we have sewers by me ;D
 

Richard

Member
Carol, your husband is a genius.. one of the reasons why I stopped using our Python was the outflow running down in the kitchen sink!!.. with this modification, I can send all that nutrient-rich outflow straight into the plants in our yard.. my refill process though, will have to continue to be done manually, since in the Caribbean, the sun tends to heat the pipes and water on a particularly hot day.. still, one out of two ain't bad, so I'm going to get cracking on doing what modifications I can.
 

Tom

Member
Would it be able to run from an underground room to the outside part of the house?
Tom
 

inuyasha_lover_21

Member
My room is upstairs. I don't think the gravity would be nice to me. MY faucet won't fit the python. its way to small. This house was built in the 1800's and we want to keep it original.
 

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