Jeremy B Posted September 8, 2020 Share Posted September 8, 2020 (edited) So I have some tanks that are kinda low for starting a siphon into this 32 gallon brute trash can on wheels, and to be completely honest I'm pretty horrible about starting a siphon from the start. I used to work on car washes and have found these auto priming pumps to be pretty sweet. I picked up a Shurflo 2088-594-154 which flows 3.3gpm/12.5lpm using just 104 watts max. I opted to equip it with a mesh strainer on the suction side from the same company as it was recommended by them. I picked up 1/2" Clearbraid® K3150 Series Hose to use on the suction side to avoid collapse, and regular 1/2" hose that came with one of my siphons on the out. I picked up the right angle barb fittings from the sprinkler area at the hardware store and unions and straight barbs from the plumbing section of the hardware store. This setup allows me to swap between the homemade python hook and a vacuum head for a siphon. I made sure to glue my homemade hook on all parts but the down tube into the tank; leaving this removable allows me to change the depth I will drain a tank and avoid cross contamination by switching pieces if I think a tank is diseased. I had to add a plug for a wall socket which wasn't a big deal for me. Overall I don't think this is ideal for constant gravel vacs since it is a diaphragm pump, but to remove water quickly while not having to babysit a gravel vac is awesome. How are you removing water from your aquariums? Edited September 8, 2020 by Jeremy B Added question 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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