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Old 01-16-2012, 10:47 AM   #1
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Python-type siphon, but metal

I currently use a Python-type siphon (the Aqueon one) for my weekly PWC routine. However, I find the plastic to be a bit flimsy. I've already broken the faucet adapter twice (where it screws in).

Is there a more robust siphon alternative? Perhaps the exact same thing, but made out of metal on the faucet side?

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How are you breaking the faucet adapter? Are you over tightening it? I've had mine for almost a year with no problems. You could probably get some type of brass adapter that would work but you'll still have the same problem connecting it to the aqueon.

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I agree how are you breaking it? I've had mine for almost 10 years with no problems.
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It is plastic for a reason - inertness. Copper or Brass may leach out the metal, and copper will kill inverts. <You need a good deconditioner like Prime if you go the brass route.> Iron will rust, etc. <If you can find a stainless steel adapter, that would be ideal.> But really, the python adapter should be fairly robust .... are you cross-threading it into something that it is not fitting?
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Try extending the hose length to reduce pressure on the faucet adapter.
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