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Old 12-27-2011, 01:14 AM   #1
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"Python" vs bucket brigade water change

I have completed an approx. 50% water change on my tank (30gal) via bucket method. I have an aequeon. I'll keep it short an sweet never again.
Thank You to everyone here for the subtle and not so subtle nudges to buy one.
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:27 AM   #2
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I just can't imagine doing buckets. Glad your water changes just got easier.
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Lynda I dont know if I'm spoiled by doing them with the water changer and then had to do a "quick fix" but yeah never again. My fish are probably made at me for subjecting them to that.
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I use a plain gravel vac and a bucket because none of the nearby sinks have a screw on faucet for a python. Glad yours got easier though
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I use a plain gravel vac and a bucket because none of the nearby sinks have a screw on faucet for a python. Glad yours got easier though
I use an adapter to attach it to my shower. If there's threading, odds are there's an adapter for it.
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I use an adapter to attach it to my shower. If there's threading, odds are there's an adapter for it.
Nothing in my sink has threading not the faucets or the shower
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Nothing in my sink has threading not the faucets or the shower
I had the same problem. I has my buddy who's a plumber hook something up with adapters, now it works fine.
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Anyone ever use a python to vacuum a tank on a lower floor? Is it possible? My tank is in the basement and there are no sinks or bathrooms down there. If I ran the python from my kitchen Dow to the tank would I get any suction?

Buckets with a 90 gallon is killing me! Any other suggestions?
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Anyone ever use a python to vacuum a tank on a lower floor? Is it possible? My tank is in the basement and there are no sinks or bathrooms down there. If I ran the python from my kitchen Dow to the tank would I get any suction?

Buckets with a 90 gallon is killing me! Any other suggestions?
I think somebody said that more than likely suction would be so little that it would take forever or not even work.

I am going to have to get me a water changer now!
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That's what I afraid of but I don't know If there are other options other then buckets.
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