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Old 02-18-2008, 09:47 PM   #1
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silly python upgrade

ok the verdicts still out on this one, but have a look anyway. the object here is to be a ble to drain a tank to a predetermined level, w/out having to stand over it. can also be filled w/out having to hold the hose, but i don't recommend leaving the room while filling.

what ur looking at, is basically the business end of a python run through some sink piping, easily located at the hardware store. the other end gets drained on the lawn, then hooked back up to a faucet, for filling.

as u can see, the unit hangs all by itself. just close the lid on it. of course gravel vaccuming is not optional w/ this upgrade. the python debris cylinder can be cut to any lengh, to drain a specific amount of water. total cost...under $5.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:51 PM   #2
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Looks like a good idea. How much of a PWC does it do for you about the normal 20%?
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uncut it would do about a 50% on this 125g tank. i can however, cut the python tube to whatever length, or percentage of water change i wanted. or pull the hose througth the pipe, inside the tank, and drain the whole thing.
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Do you normally do a 50% water change or are you going to cut it?
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i will cut it...eventually at a 50g limit.
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