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Old 11/29/2007, 07:45 PM
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large water mover

What type of inexpensive (emphasis on inexpensive) equipment can I use to move large quantities of water in my aquarium?

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Old 11/29/2007, 07:58 PM
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Trash can with wheels is pretty cheap. Could you provide more details as to, what you are trying to move where?
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Old 11/29/2007, 08:00 PM
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Chinese food containers. The large soup ones. Not that large, but they are free with purchase!!
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Old 11/29/2007, 08:56 PM
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I use a trash can, its the cheapest way I know of.
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Old 11/29/2007, 10:21 PM
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I think he is talking about power heads, or wave makers.
How cheap are we talking? You could steal a boat oar and stir your tank with that. Free
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Old 11/29/2007, 10:23 PM
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Your hand is free, and if you have kids just pay them a dollor to stir it.
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Old 11/29/2007, 10:54 PM
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Hydor Koralia, Rio Seio, Tunze Nanostream........
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Old 11/29/2007, 10:59 PM
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I think he is talking about power heads, or wave makers.
How cheap are we talking? You could steal a boat oar and stir your tank with that. Free
Thats what I was thinking. He sain IN my aquarium. I agree with AZdesertrat, Hydor Korolia.
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Old 11/29/2007, 11:03 PM
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Lol, oops, I use Tunze streams and really like them. Everyone I know seems to use the Hydor Koralia and they seem very very good for the price. If you have a limited budget the koralias would be a good option.
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Old 11/29/2007, 11:05 PM
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I forgot to add a boat oar,,,,,,but your arms get really tired after a while!
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Old 11/30/2007, 09:50 PM
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maxijet mod is the cheapest iirc
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Old 11/30/2007, 09:54 PM
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Maxi jet Mods are the best for the price IMO. 1200's with the algae free mods should be around $40 each online and push ~ 1600 gph for ~ 20 watts.
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Old 11/30/2007, 10:00 PM
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You could use air bubbler only on one side of the tank. The bubbles will cause the water to rise only on that side. The other side will sink. A nice circular motion. The air pump you need to pay for but the air is free.
 

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