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Water diffuser ideas for tank refill

EA James

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Hi all,
Just wondering what people use to diffuse the water when refilling after WC.
I’m currently using my old intake strainer from my FX4 wrapped in a Purigen bag but it’s not that great to be honest, I’d like something better!
I’d like to make something like a u shape so it sits on the tank edge nicely with a hosepipe connector on one end but not sure about the other end. I’d like a good flow to save time but obviously something that doesn’t blast the sand everywhere, would a watering can rose work?

Cheers
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Wookii

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If you're using a hosepipe anyway, could you not just use a standard hozelock watering gun - then you can vary the and select a gentler output setting:

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I also seen people place a plastic colander under the outlet to break the intensity of the hosepipe.
 

EA James

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could you not just use a standard hozelock watering gun
Possibly yes but I'd like something I can hang on the tank securely so I can get on with some bits while its refilling.

@X3NiTH that looks like it might work, I could cut a short length of hose and cable tie it to the handle then just connect onto it.
I was hoping to see some homemade pieces, I want to make something up from scratch

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Wookii

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Possibly yes but I'd like something I can hang on the tank securely so I can get on with some bits while its refilling.

I'm not a hose pipe user for tank refills, but I think a lot of those folks that do just clamp it to the side of the glass using a larger version of the clamp you have in your images above. It shouldn't go anywhere then.
 

EA James

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just clamp it to the side of the glass using a larger version of the clamp you have
I do have a larger one but it squashes the hose so the flow drops right down. I've been using masking tape to secure the hose in place which works but I want to just hook something on and away I go!

What do you use for refilling the tank?
 

arcturus

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What about plumbing the outflow line of the filter so that you are able to connect the water change hose directly to it? You would need two valves, a T junction, and a pipe adapter in case you are using a garden hose instead of a 16/22 pipe.
 
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