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Old 01-27-2013, 10:45 PM   #21
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This is a little off topic but can you use one of these to fill a tank In a basement from a faucet upstairs? I've always wanted to get one but I didn't know if it would work or if it was even compatible with the sink
You should be able to as long as you have enough hose to reach. Where do you drain your water to? A sump pump pit or something?
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:14 PM   #22
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There's a door leading outside from the basement that I dump the water out of using 5 gallon buckets. Then I bring the refill water down the stairs in a five gallon bucket too. If it would work I could just have it drain out the door and the refill from the sink. The only problem is I don't know of we have a compatible faucet or not. Thanks, I'll look into whether or not it would work. I don't want to hijack the thread.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:36 PM   #23
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Well as long as you have an aireator that unscrews from your sink then it should work. Just start up a new thread and snap a pic or 2 of your faucet, especially of where the water comes out of the faucet
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:17 AM   #24
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You can get one with a 50' hose and they sell extender kits.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:36 PM   #25
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You can get one with a 50' hose and they sell extender kits.
Right. They even have 75' & 100' models.

I ended up going with the extended kit. My tank was right about 25' from the sink so the 10' extension worked out great without having to have the excess 15' the 50' model would've given me. Easier to manage (with my back) with still a bit of extra hose. The python brand now comes with brass fittings which is a nice upgrade.
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Speaking of which, I read on the Aqueon Water Changer reviews on Amazon, that a lot of people just toss that plastic faucet adapter and buy a brass one.. if I were to do this, what's the size am I looking for? I'm assuming I can pick this up at Home Depot or something, right?
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:36 PM   #27
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water changer

ive always used the python i had 9 aquariums at the time the water faucet connections fit my older style sinks but they have a brass quick connect adapter and also mine has a thumb valve that can turn off the flow and reverse flow to drain they still sell them
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:14 PM   #28
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Speaking of which, I read on the Aqueon Water Changer reviews on Amazon, that a lot of people just toss that plastic faucet adapter and buy a brass one.. if I were to do this, what's the size am I looking for? I'm assuming I can pick this up at Home Depot or something, right?
Not sure of size. I ordered mine from Amazon. It may be Python brand, but it fit my Aqueon model.
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I see this one on Amazon by Lee's...
http://www.amazon.com/Lees-Ultimate-...+water+changer

But now I'm wondering if this is something you can just leave on the faucet? Or if there's one similar that has an airator screen that can just serve a dual purpose, replacing the old OEM one on my sink, while allowing you to screw on the water changer assembly when you need it?
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:44 PM   #30
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Here's what I got.
http://www.amazon.com/petsupplies-co..._petsupplies_4

But I think you may need that piece you found too depending on what type of faucet you have.
Here's another part.
http://www.amazon.com/Python-No-Spil...adapter+Python
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