Finally, my first WC w/o lifting a single bucket!

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  1. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Today,
    Stealing versions of others ideas for my own use as I often do, I used a hose to drain most of my sump water and the detritus builup - into the floor drain in my basement.
    It helps to have your sump up on a stand like mine is.

    I already had ~20G of SW I just mixed in my mixing container (trash can on wheels) with a Mag 3 and a heater in it.

    Pumped that water back into the sump with the same Mag 3, restarted the RP, and done, not a one bucket lifted!
    My back thanks me some.
     
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  3. HeiHei29er

    HeiHei29er Gigas Clam

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    Jealousy has set in. :(

    I have to be a contortionist to get to the back of my sump to clean out the skimmer cup and every WC is a bucket brigade from my mix station.
     
  4. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    I know all too well!
     
  5. barbianj

    barbianj Hammer Head Shark

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    You were using buckets? That's like cave man reef keeping, lol. [​IMG]

    Pro tip: make sure you drain ALL of the water from the hose. If you don't, you will find out why this is important on your next wc.
     
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  6. Renee@LionfishLair

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    Shhhhh! That's one of those things ya let people find out for themselves *evil grin*
     
  7. diverdan

    diverdan Bangghai Cardinal

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    A mouth full of nasty old wc saltwater is yumm. Lesson learned the hard way.
    Wish I would have had this advise a couple weeks ago.
     
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  10. Jlobes

    Jlobes Coral Banded Shrimp

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    uuuggh. i dont even like "clean" salt water near my mouth. LOL good thing I dont use my mouth to start the suction on my WC hose. thats disgusting to think about!! ;)
     
  11. DevinH

    DevinH Montipora Capricornis

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    I'm going to hard plumb in from down stairs so I can just turn a nozzle until someone screams stop and shut it off.
     
  12. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    When I was a kid, 'Caveman' was one of my nicknames!


    School of Hard Knocks?

    Using a clear hose/tube helps with knowig whats about to come out!

    I could just have a drain in the bottom of my sump, but I like the fact I can direct the drain hose end at the various spots of detritus that build up in the sump form time to time.

    The last 3 months- I'm finally on a schedule to change about 20% every month.