08-29-2011, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by DKRST
One option for those of us that "bucket" fill and are getting too out of shape (or old!) to lift and hold a 5 gallon bucket over the tank rim is to use a small pond pump with a hose attached. Drop pump into bucket with treated water, place end in tank, plug pump in, and voila! No lifting water above the waist. I don't use a pond pump, I prefer to use a couple of 2.5 gallon buckets. I leave one under the sink faucet filling, while I take the second, treat the water and pour in the tank. By the time I return to the bathroom, the second bucket is almost full, so I swap out and repeat...over... and over... and over....
Anything bigger than a 55 and I'd have
to find another way to do it
Yeah, luckily that's not an issue for me yet, and with 100 gallons between all my tanks it gets tiresome, so i am seriously going to try and get a hose on my tap!