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Involuntary mopping and the modern water change....
Old 06-01-2010, 05:33 AM   #11
 
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Do you mind if I move this thread to the DIY section? It would probably get more traffic there and people would likely appreciate seeing how to build something like this.
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:52 AM   #12
 
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Absolutely!
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:39 AM   #13
 
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Done! There's still a redirect back in the Freshwater Equipment section that links to this new location that will expire after two weeks.

How are you dosing your water conditioner? Directly into the tank or into the line somewhere?

This device also begs the question: have you considered trying to make a Python-like device for the faucet end so that you can use it to drain the tank, too?

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Old 06-02-2010, 03:39 PM   #14
 
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I'm actually dosing it in the diffuser. I did the math and in terms of half life, the Prime is washed out fairly quickly but is distributed through the new water much faster than simply treating the tank. I'm still learning everything and it has occurred to me that I could reverse the flow. BUT Since the water is nitrate rich I've been draining out the window to the flower bed below. I'm devising a plan for a small cistern that wan capture and hold it so the water can be used more wisely. Given that grass hates growing here because of the high concentrate of flowing salt water creeks, this seems like a positive thing. Waste not want not.

In one or two pay days I'll put that together along with a new way to vacuum the gravel and siphon without having to disturb the detritus with obscene hand pumping to get the water out.
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