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Hi all, 

I'm a newbie to the hobby so obviously I'm you tubing like hell for diy idea's.

One I came across is using a water pump from your bath tub to refill the tank. Much easier than a bucket.

Problem is I need at least 20 mtrs of tubing to get from the tank to the bathroom and boy that stuff is expensive.

Anyone use this method and what kind of hose do you use?

Getting some great info from the forums, thanks all

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Do a search on eBay for clear pvc hose. Saw a 20m roll of 12mm id for $45.

Is it safe to use the bath tub? Could there be residual chemicals?

I just plan to use a couple of 60l bins and only 3 or 4m of tubing.

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23 minutes ago, dravyn said:

Do a search on eBay for clear pvc hose. Saw a 20m roll of 12mm id for $45.

Is it safe to use the bath tub? Could there be residual chemicals?

I just plan to use a couple of 60l bins and only 3 or 4m of tubing.

Good point mate, the you tuber mentioned the chemical residue, I should have mentioned he put's a large tub in the bath under the tap and sticks the pump in that. thanks for the heads up on the tubing, here's the link to the Vid. I like this guy, he's short sweet and easy to listen to.

 

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What I've done is put a t adaptor on my laundry tap, one going to the washing machine and one going to a garden style fitting. I've put a garden socket thingy on the end of my tubing and I can connect my hose to the tap and fill my bins straight from the tap. My tank is next to the laundry so it's convenient to do it that way for me.

You can also get adaptors to fit onto the kitchen sink tap as well. But if your happy filling tubs in the bathroom that's fine too. There are many options, I'm sure you'll work out the most convenient for you as you go along.

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26 minutes ago, dravyn said:

What I've done is put a t adaptor on my laundry tap, one going to the washing machine and one going to a garden style fitting. I've put a garden socket thingy on the end of my tubing and I can connect my hose to the tap and fill my bins straight from the tap. My tank is next to the laundry so it's convenient to do it that way for me.

You can also get adaptors to fit onto the kitchen sink tap as well. But if your happy filling tubs in the bathroom that's fine too. There are many options, I'm sure you'll work out the most convenient for you as you go along.

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Wow Drav thanks, your onto it. Will open the brain a bit more and look at all options, and will def go for quality, cheer's mate!

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Got a 300 ltr tank and on the cusp of purchasing bigger,  I'm doing 30% water changes weekly, 50% if I think needed.

Just doing buckets for now as I am new to this but looking at purchasing a 3000 lph aqua one submersible.

Thanks for replying L2H, sure will have a look  at your suggestion.

"Highly evolved killing machine".... I love it, I'm a War Vet lol

 

 

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@Jack the Tar

I have a 200 litre drum for water changes in the fish room

it gets filled by a normal garden hose from the tap through 

a spray wand  that lets me lock it on and change how the

water streams out , sometimes it can be on too long 😲 🥺

the drum was food grade from a plastic drum recycler

there is a large airstone that runs from the airline in the

room think it's a LP60 pump that feeds into 12 tanks

to pump it out i use a cheap power head that is an Eheim copy 

but choose whatever suits the budget the larger pumps use

19mm outlet so I just sleeve this down to 17mm garden hose

with an elbow that hangs on the tank

 

regarding the signature

😄 👍 I was impressed by it referring to my patience so I used it

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I completely and utterly understand your choice of signature L2H, they surround us constantly these day's haha.  

I plan on getting to 4 tanks by years end so this is brilliant, I didn't think far enough to sleeve down which obviously widens my options, thank you for that.

Hope your all well in Sydney at this time, best wishes mate and cheer's again

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