I was changing the water, then refilling using tap water conditioner added to the tank before the water went in. I felt I wasted too much water trying to adjust (and keep adjusted) the temp from the hose.
I have a 55 gallon Rubbermaid brute to store the water in (complete w/300 watt heater & circulation pump on a timer).
What I would like to know is if a clean (new) sump pump would work in pumping the water out to the tanks? I have a 1/6 HP sump pump at home that has only been used on clean water a couple of times. I used it with a sanitizer and rinsed the pump out each time. (only twice).
smaller sump pump? the aquarium pumps do not seem to be able to pump the water 20 feet or so. at least the one I have seems to be breaking down.