02-08-2014, 08:37 PM
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How do you do large water changes?
I'm about to start cycling my new 46-gallon bowfront. I think it'll be about a month before I feel comfortable enough to add livestock. I'm trouble-shooting at this point!
I can siphon out old water with an aquarium vacuum just fine. I have a large bin with handles that I can just barely carry outside to dump it.
But when I have fish in there, how am I going to put water back in? I thought about using the hose, but 1) it's awfully cold out, and 2) I'd have to condition the water after it's put in.
I could put it in using buckets, but isn't there a better way? That's an awful lot of water to be dumping in bucket by bucket. The tank is quite high up, I have to either get into my bunkbed or use a chair to access the top. (the tank is on top of a dresser, at the end of my bunkbed)
Suggestions? Something obvious I'm completely missing?
Last edited by Graceful; 02-08-2014 at 08:40 PM..