I am TRYING to set up a npt 29-gallon sorority tank. I say "trying" b/c since Dec. 20, I've ad to fill, empty, re-fill due to the soil substrate clouding the tank. I mistakenly added salt to the tank b/c it's supposed to "promote fish health, color and vitality". Someone made me aware that the salt will kill my plants. SO NOW I HAVE TO CHANGE 29 GALLONS OF WATER AGAIN.
The question: I've purchased 3 "water changers" and I cannot get them to work. They all have a tube on one end and lots of tubing. Videos simply show someone pushing the tube up and down 4 times,and magically, the water flows away! (I've pushed the tube up and down a million times! Doesn't work!) One has an attachment to work on a faucet; I have 4 faucets in my apartment; not of them can accommodate the stupid plastic "adapter". I tried taping, making a wax sealant, nothing. I even broke my showerhead in the process.
It is simple faster (3 hours) to bail the tank & bring buckets back and forth. Is there an easier way?