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BlueLightningTN 03-25-2008 05:13 PM

Changing Water for a 120 Gallon Aquarium
I have a 120 gallon aquarium I am working on in my living room and it's pretty far from a sink. My idea for changing the water right now is to siphon it out using a water hose, then refill it using water I will keep in its cabinet stored in 12 one-gallon containers. Does anybody have any different ideas that might ease the burden a bit or might work better?


gymnothorax 03-25-2008 05:26 PM

I would recommend a Python siphon, basically a 25-50 foot long aquarium siphon that you can hook up to your sink. They are pricy but will save you alot of frustration in the long run and definetly worth the money : )

BlueLightningTN 03-25-2008 05:47 PM

What do I do about the chlorine and water temperature if I'm sending water straight in from the sink?


Flashygrrl 03-25-2008 05:54 PM

Far as I know (I have yet to get one myself, I need my tax return first!), most people either add the conditioner as the water is going back in the tank or they add it before refilling but I think there's the concern of overdosing when you add it first. Temp-wise you check it over the sink first, there's a valve to start and stop the flow into the tank.

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