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Substitution of Water in the Aquarium! (Just like a cup of coffee!) Find out How!

It is said that the most inventive people are lazy people. They will always try to simplify themselves the process of any business that they need to do.

But inventive people also become due to any physical ailments. So to say, life makes. And this is my case. I have back problems, so I am not supposed to carry buckets of water, and there’s no need. After all, now everything can be simplified so that you do not have time to soak your hands. Further, how the water changes in several of our aquariums located in the kitchen. This scheme will work in almost any apartment or house, and with virtually any aquarium.

In addition, the water in the faucet is now without chlorine and of fairly decent quality. At first, I was worried and added various conditioners that instantly make water suitable for fish. But then I tried without them, and all the fish were satisfied. Even fry. So, if everything is all right with the water in the tap, this is the way for you!

Aquariums in the kitchen are shown in this image. Aquariums at the kitnchen can be seen in this image.
Aquariums in the kitchen.

And for this we need very little. A couple of pieces of hose, nozzle on the crane, a piece of sponge and a pair of clips. The entire cost does not amount to 10 €. But no more buckets and wet floors.

Water change. Preparation of the crane.

Changing the water in the aquarium. The crane in the kitchen is represented in this photo.
Crane in the kitchen.

Practically in any kitchen in the house or apartment a modern faucet is installed now. And at this crane the nozzle with the metal gauze inside is twisted. I have it very short, so when I need a water change, I use another one. Bought on Aliexpress. It is quite inexpensive. But I think this can be found in any store with plumbing. Or pick a metal sleeve threaded under your faucet.

Attachment on the crane.

On a new nozzle we stretch a piece of hose of a suitable diameter. (I will not write the dimensions, as it is easier to take the nozzle to the store, and there to pick up). And clamp clamps, otherwise the water pressure will destroy the structure.

Changing the water in the aquarium. Nozzle on the crane for substitution is shown in this picture.
Change of water. Nozzle on the crane.

As you can see, there is also a clamp at the other end of the hose. I also have a piece of hose of a different diameter inside. Inserted it to pick up the required hole size. The clamp is necessary if the hose inside will not hold tight. As already mentioned above, it is easier to assemble the entire structure in the store. Then do not have to think about the size in numbers. It should be about this. At this, the most difficult part of the design is complete.

Nozzle on the crane for water change.

Water change. Preparation Hose.

When assembling nozzles, in the same place in the store we select the necessary hose for your diameter. The only thing you need to think in advance about its length. And yet, additionally we buy two plastic holders. You can buy a special aquarium type for hoses from external filters. I use for hoses from washing machines. They are cheaper.

With these mounts, you can set the required amount of water when changing. (If this is 25%, then simply lower the hose to the 1 / 4 height of the aquarium). Even without your control, you will merge exactly as much as you expose.

And on the same end of the hose we put on a sponge or a piece of foam rubber and clamp it with a plastic clip. It is necessary not to suck anyone in the sink (fry, shrimp), as well as to break the flow of water during recruitment.

The hose with foam at the end for cleaning the aquarium is depicted in this photo. Hose with sponge at the end for aquarium cleaning can be seen on this image.

At this stage, all the equipment we have is ready. Only the process itself remains.

Changing the water in the aquarium. Process.

Install the required length of the hose and immerse it in the aquarium. Drain into the sink.

Then we insert one end into our nozzle for the crane, and if necessary, tighten it with a clamp. I have a great hold without tightening. And we begin to pour water.

The main thing, when pouring water into the aquarium, to control the temperature. Otherwise, the fish can either freeze or cook. I use a laser thermometer. It instantly shows the temperature. You can read about it below.

And the most important thing !!! When pouring water into an aquarium, never get distracted! (Telephone, other aquariums, etc.). Remember, because you have an open tap, and you do not even have time to notice how the water will overflow and begin to fill at the same time and your kitchen!

If you have several aquariums, then simply transfer the end of the hose from one aquarium to another. In this case, the second end is left in the faucet, so the pressure in the hose will keep the water and prevent it from dripping onto the floor. But when you transfer the hose to another aquarium, feel free to choose the end of the hose from the tap and start a new drain. And since the hose was already filled with water, you do not even need to drain the water, it will immediately flow. At the same time you do not lift anything heavier than a hose.

The same scheme works for us with aquariums from the room. Only there we pour the water into the toilet, and fasten the inlet hose to the shower hose. In place of the shower head.

Changing the water in the aquarium. Hose and connection are shown in this picture.
Water change. Hose and connection.

The only case when there will be problems with the substitution is if the aquariums are below the level of the drain (for example, on the floor) and the water does not flow by gravity. Then you have to add a small pump to the hose. And now it can also be easily ordered quite cheaply. But aquariums on the floor are quite rare.


Bialetti and aquariums are depicted in this picture.

By simple actions, and a very small amount of money, you will turn the process of changing water from difficult and physically difficult to easy and pleasant. Which in time will take as much as it takes to prepare and drink a cup of coffee. Personally, I combine these two classes! (The main thing is not to be distracted while typing water! :)))

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Addition to the topic!

The water level sensor in the aquarium is shown in this image.

Water level sensor in the aquarium! (Alarm).

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  1. Vlad says:

    The article is cool, thanks!
    But is it not simpler to use a universal connection on a water tap (quick-detachable to the same) instead of a self-made nozzle?
    It is inexpensive, the size of the mixer is customized. I use one more 2-x years, never had problems and nothing has changed.

  2. Critic says:

    I also discovered America)))

  3. Roman, Ukraine says:

    I’m doing this with 2014 since I returned to my hobby)

    Only the hose is attached to the mixer tap in the bathroom, instead of the shower hose.

    I had to google and spend an hour and a half to get a good understanding of the standards of plumbing connectors and watering hoses with accessories (I hadn’t even touched it before).
    But now the quick-removal, installation and disassembly of the hose to the water supply system 30 seconds, the valve on the hose for constipation, and the ability to quickly switch to the drain, and the ability to connect a "tee" and another hose to make a water jet pump (if you need a "thrust", so that water went from the aquarium) and other amenities.

    And when loading, I put a cheap Chinese leak detector to insure the tank aquarium. If I gape, and the water reaches him, he starts to squeak loudly.

  4. amazoniu says:

    About the Chinese leak detector, thank you .. I'll order it too, otherwise it was a couple of moments. Distract or phone

  5. Sergei says:

    The idea is as old as the world - using this scheme for years 8-10 as the aquas appeared on 600 liters - for you do not run with a bucket to evaporate. The truth is using a garden hose - stupidly sticking it into the faucet and everything - without bothering, although the idea with a threaded one is good. But here's what I’ll fix to the other end of the hose that we put in the aquas better not a sponge, but something like a large gauze or a fine mesh - the fish will not crawl through, but all the garbage is a great success and with a sponge some of it will return when you remove the hose from the aquarium. Nui hose should not collect water from above but from the day as the most polluted.

  6. אינסטלטור בתל אביב says:


    אני חובב הבלוג שלך, זה עוזר לי לשפר את הלמידה שלי. תודה שהצגת מאמר אינפורמטיבי כה נפלא ונפלא בשם “ללא שם: שינוי המים באקווריום! בדיוק כמו כוס קפה! ”.


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