Retractable Hose Reels?

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This question is for those who run hoses across the house to their tank for filling top off containers or to perform water changes. Is anyone using a retractable hose reel to store your hoses? If so, which do you recommend?
 

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I don't use a hose reel for this reason but I would stay away from any metal ones since saltwater probably wouldn't play nice.

Home Depot or Lowe's both have several heavy duty plastic reels that aren't too expensive that would probably suffice.
 

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This question is for those who run hoses across the house to their tank for filling top off containers or to perform water changes. Is anyone using a retractable hose reel to store your hoses? If so, which do you recommend?
I’m trying to do the same thing in my aquatics lab.
 

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I found a guy who replaced this retractable hose with 100’ of Python hose. I was wondering if anyone else has tried it.

Power Retractable Hose Reel 1/2" x 100 ft, Super Heavy Duty, 500 PSI Burst Strength, 3 Layer Hybrid Hose, Slow Return System, Exclusive Twist Collar and The Patented Nozzle Protector
 
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Assuming there aren't any metal fittings in the hose, I'd say give it a shot. I moved apartments and haven't setup my new tank yet. Interested in knowing how this works out
 
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I found instructions for replacing the hose on this brand. Just leave out the anti-kink spring.
 

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brs has just such a unit on the water mixing station featured in their salt water mixing mistakes video. any idea what brand they used or how they modified it.
 

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