Automatic water change


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:50 pm
I'm thinking about doing an automatic water change system. I would be using a dual head peristaltic pump set for so many minutes a day to pump in fresh saltwater while it pumps out the old saltwater. Does anyone have some good recommendations on what brands of pump to use? I looked into the stenners but they are kinda pricey.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:42 pm
I just started doing a gallon a day for the past 10 days in 1/4g increments 4 times a day. Tank is doing very nicely. I'm using an Amatek triple head peristaltic pump that we found on ebay 2 years ago at a steal for $40. It was a steal. A few of us on RC managed to get. If i had to replace I'd get a stenner.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:37 pm
Ok, thanks. I think I've narrowed it down to two, the stenner and the reef-filler. Only problem with a dual head reef filler, is finding one.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:39 pm
Never heard of the second one. Interested if you get more details. I think most are going for the cole parmer or stenners

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:59 pm
http://www.championlighting.com/home.php?cat=1113Here is a link to them. This is the only place I've found them but they only sell the single head units.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:00 pm
Nice thing about the reef filler is that there is no tubing to replace.
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