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Happy days, Auto water changers


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#1 CanadaPleco

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:15 PM

FINALLY after 3 years or so I have an auto water changing system installed on my 10' tank!

 

I am now putting 24 gallons of fresh water into the tank every single day, all automatically and I don't have to do a single thing.

 

This was a bit of a challenge here because there is no water near the tank and its nowhere near a floor drain either.  New neighbour on my street is a semi retired plumber, YA solutions!   He picked up a pump for me that holds about a quart of water in the bottom of it. So water overflows from my sump into this pump, then when it hits the float in the pump it gets sent away about 30' and ties into a sink drain.  We also ran a whole new line bypassing my water softener to the tank (60' or so of line).   happy happy, doing water changes on this tank was always a pain in the butt and involved 2 x 50' pythons yuck.

 

No worries now about the sump ever running dry, or if I forgot to change the water.  Now to get the tank in my living room on the same setup :)


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#2 CanadaPleco

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:48 PM

Using a condensate pump. This one to be exact to handle the overflow from the sump and pump out http://www.amresuppl...4401-USE-554530


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 11:22 PM

That's very cool, I've done similar types electrical and plumbing mods with on delay off delay timers. Nothing on that scale!!!
Who ever thought plumbing could make a man soooo happy. Lol

How do you dechlorinate your water going ??


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 12:58 AM

I don't have to worry about anything with my water.  Well water, 200' down.  It stays the same hard freakin water year round.

 

It would be easy to run an inline carbon block or whatever it is to remove the chlorine tho if needed.


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:05 AM

Congrats on the setup, must be nice to just sit back and watch the tank. Was is it stocked with at the moment?

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:12 AM

I miss my well water....... My water now comes with a bill. Lol


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:15 AM

Oh ya, lots of fish in it now.  Really its my only tank at the moment.

 

10 x Striped Silver Dollars (M. Faciatus)

6 or 8 x Black bar Silver Dollars

30 x columbian tetras

3 x pink tails

30 x hog nose corys

3 x WC red head geos

and a whole bunch of plecos that hide too good and I can never see.

6 x L14's (8")

10 x L134

6-8 x red BN

3 x L137

3 x L427

and a couple more I can't remember at the moment.


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 04:38 AM

Let's see some pics, Rich.  I lust after an auto water changer is I change almost 400 gallons of water a week....


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 02:04 PM

I have 7 of my 30 gallon tanks on a drip that changes a couple of inches of water a day.



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 04:22 PM

Nice stock, I bet everyone loves all that room

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 11:51 PM

I had my entire fish room on a drip system, but I've since torn it all apart and only have 1 tank left in it now (2 after the weekend and will be hooked back up to drip).

 

Sorry guys, but I just don't know what to take pics of...   This is some PEX line...  this is a pump :/   thats about it.  They are really simple systems, for some reason everyone thinks they are really complex and hard to do.

 

Yes the fish seem to enjoy the space, and the flow (I figure around 8,000 GPH).


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 05:24 PM

We just want pictures of the tank and fish ;)


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:09 PM

Been a week or so now with the auto drip going and over a week with the added flow (around 8,000 GPH now) and the tank is looking great!   Water is nice and clear (not red anymore from all the wood), no crap floating around. Love it!  Added some new filter socks too which were pretty badly needed.

 

My Pink tails, after a year or so have decided that they finally don't like each other much and are fighting all the time now!  They are around 6" not sure how much larger they will get, but heres hoping for a couple more.

 

The Striped SD's are looking KILLER, theres 2 males that turn almost all black but as soon as I go to grab the camera they go back to normal...  buggers.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:59 AM

Rich I have some large 5-6" pink chalceus with flourescent yellow fins from Colombia.




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