I've pushed this hobby even further.. And spent more $$$$$ haha.. I was sick of buckets and python seems too risky for my tap water.. I've picked up some more demanding fish recently and I'm thinking having my tap gassed off to keep ph stable in tanks will be a good thing!
Setup is a 22 gallon brute barrel, 250 gph
submersible pump, 6' of Python like tubing (low memory, easy to work with) 50 watt heater, air pump and stone.. All totaled.. $65
It worked extremely well! Water flow was perfect into the tank! I couldn't be happier