Jump to content

Love my WC


ahardeay

Recommended Posts

  • Regular Member

For me I'm trying to find a utility pump that pumps under 200 GPH (most or 2,000 or 20,000 GPH and expensive) where I can attach an intake hose.

ARMS- the original water changers :lol

Hey Una, I have bought this EcoPlus brand and am pleased with it: http://www.amazon.com/EcoPlus-Submersible-Pump-264/dp/B0012UZYMG/ref=sr_1_1?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1348708024&sr=1-1&keywords=ecoplus+pumps

To go from my aging tank to the aquarium I use a standard 1/2" garden hose cut off on one end, it comes with a variety of attachments. Depending on how far you have to go with the hose and how far up would determine the strength you need. Because I go up 5' from the floor to the tank, it pumps about 1.5 gallons a minute I would say, it says it pumps 264gph but depending on those factors it slows down. A decent rate but not too fast for the fish. You will see they are fairly inexpensive.

Here is a link to their specs showing all their pumps, maybe one of these would work for you. http://sunlightsupply.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/product/728305_Instructions.pdf

FYI I tried the 132 and 185 and they just were not powerful enough, but again I am going up 5 feet.

Also, on the other end, couldn't you go from your upstairs sink with a 50foot water changer to refill? or is that still too far? I think they sell a coupling so you could go 100 feet etc to refill your ponds in the basement.

Edited by cmclien
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Regular Member

For me I'm trying to find a utility pump that pumps under 200 GPH (most or 2,000 or 20,000 GPH and expensive) where I can attach an intake hose.

ARMS- the original water changers :lol

Hey Una, I have bought this EcoPlus brand and am pleased with it: http://www.amazon.co...s=ecoplus+pumps

To go from my aging tank to the aquarium I use a standard 1/2" garden hose cut off on one end, it comes with a variety of attachments. Depending on how far you have to go with the hose and how far up would determine the strength you need. Because I go up 5' from the floor to the tank, it pumps about 1.5 gallons a minute I would say, it says it pumps 264gph but depending on those factors it slows down. A decent rate but not too fast for the fish. You will see they are fairly inexpensive.

Here is a link to their specs showing all their pumps, maybe one of these would work for you. http://sunlightsuppl...nstructions.pdf

FYI I tried the 132 and 185 and they just were not powerful enough, but again I am going up 5 feet.

Also, on the other end, couldn't you go from your upstairs sink with a 50foot water changer to refill? or is that still too far? I think they sell a coupling so you could go 100 feet etc to refill your ponds in the basement.

Thank you so much for your help! Unfortunately you can't attach an intake hose into a submersible pump, I would have to stick the pump in and woft the debris around it to suck it in for a water change. (the hose is an external outtake hose)

http://www.google.ca/imgres?num=10&hl=en&biw=1920&bih=892&tbm=isch&tbnid=kKFMgLDpziuj4M:&imgrefurl=http://www.unitedfaucets.com/&docid=08lPolXh-EgwwM&imgurl=http://www.unitedfaucets.com/images/Kitchen-Faucets.jpg&w=250&h=250&ei=tKljUJjbNKbDygGgmoGYBw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=360&vpy=367&dur=1744&hovh=200&hovw=200&tx=109&ty=224&sig=105672121967939412759&page=2&tbnh=126&tbnw=126&start=63&ndsp=67&ved=1t:429,r:12,s:63,i:374

That is what my faucet looks like, the bulb on the end is larger so there is no way to attach a hose to it. My option for hauling water down would be to put a submersible pump in the sink, fill the sink and attach a hose all the way to the basement for refills. We don't have an external spout on our house so I hauled buckets to fill the pond all summer, I'm kinda used to it, just wish I had a better method for ridding the debris. PLEASE don't suggest manual siphoning, since it's going from ground to ground I have to suck the water and quickly shove it in a bucket or I get a mouthful. I refuse to try that again.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Regular Member

Thank you so much for your help! Unfortunately you can't attach an intake hose into a submersible pump, I would have to stick the pump in and woft the debris around it to suck it in for a water change. (the hose is an external outtake hose)

http://www.google.ca...r:12,s:63,i:374

That is what my faucet looks like, the bulb on the end is larger so there is no way to attach a hose to it. My option for hauling water down would be to put a submersible pump in the sink, fill the sink and attach a hose all the way to the basement for refills. We don't have an external spout on our house so I hauled buckets to fill the pond all summer, I'm kinda used to it, just wish I had a better method for ridding the debris. PLEASE don't suggest manual siphoning, since it's going from ground to ground I have to suck the water and quickly shove it in a bucket or I get a mouthful. I refuse to try that again.

They sell filter bags that the pump actually goes right in: http://www.sunlights...ilter-bags.aspx

not sure but maybe that would help?

I have that exact same faucet on my kitchen sink lol, but still worth it to fill them back up don't you think to put a submersible in the sink? At least one way would be made easier.

If I had to lug all that water, let me just say this relatively new goldfish hobby would end!

Edited by cmclien
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Regular Member

I am hearing this for the first time "water changer", what exactly it is. How it functions can somebody please post pic. Is it similar to gravel vac, does it takes water directly from tap than how do you treat water.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • Regular Member

I have the aqueon changer and I make sure there are no kinks and keep it pretty straight. I've drapped it over a kitchen chair a couple of times to see if there was a difference in pressure. I personally didn't notice any change but you could possibly try it maybe.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Regular Member

I have the Lees one and love it :) I do not use the water on feature for siphoning though just good old fashion gravity out the back door ;) I only use the faucet for re filling ;)

Thats what I do too :)

I start it with the faucet but as soon as its running I undo it and move it to the tub to just empty out by gravity.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Regular Member

Both at my home and at my apartment at school the nearest sink is nearly 50 feet away so I lose a lot of suction due to the length of the tubing. My house has very good water pressure but school is mediocre. I typically just pick the poo up and put it into the siphon :rofl and then it goes down the drain. I never really have too much waste on the bottom anyway because all my goldies pick through the sand and the poo gets pick up by the mechanical filtration.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...