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Old 01-26-2013, 02:22 AM   #1
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Question Anyone use a "Water Changer" in a Shallow Sink?

I want to buy a water changer and was comparing the Aqueon Water Changer and the Python. The Aqueon is a better value, however, the Water Flow Control Valve Assembly is really long. It would fit in the kitchen sink but there's a water filter connected that I don't feel like removing and putting back on each time I want to use the water changer.

However, the bathroom sink is just as close to the aquarium, but the bathroom sink is much shallower. I'm just wondering if anyone has used a Python in a bathroom sink? The bathroom sink also seems to have less pressure than the kitchen sink, not sure if that will pose a problem?

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Old 01-26-2013, 03:06 AM   #2
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The main issue with them in my experience is that the sink tends to be to high to get my water level as low as I'd like since the siphon will only take the eater level down to as low as the outlet of the python.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:21 PM   #3
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Hmmm, my bathroom has more pressure than my kitchen and I prefer to use my bathroom sink because of this. Also, if your faucet has an aireator screwed into it like all faucets normally do, when you unscew that to screw your water changer onto it you get more waterflow which also means more suction. I only need 6 inches from the faucet down for mine to fit. I would also like to mention that I have the aqueon water changer.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:25 PM   #4
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Here is mine all ready to get down to business lol
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:30 PM   #5
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Sweet! Only 6" is needed in depth from faucet to drain for the Aqueon model? I'll have to measure when i get home. I assembly unit looked longer... Thanks for the info and pic!
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:00 PM   #6
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No problem. Yes, once everything is screwed into place its only 6 inches from faucet to bottom of valve assembly. Like I said, this is with the aireator unscrewed from the faucet because the adapter that comes with the aqueon water changer needs the aireator unscrewed for the adapter to screw into the faucet
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I don't know why people both with this type of water change thing

Just buy a bigger hose say 2" it drains the tank water in half the time then fill from a garden hose
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No problem. Yes, once everything is screwed into place its only 6 inches from faucet to bottom of valve assembly. Like I said, this is with the aireator unscrewed from the faucet because the adapter that comes with the aqueon water changer needs the aireator unscrewed for the adapter to screw into the faucet
I'm a little worried because the Aqueon site says that the Flow valve is 4" x 1.5" x 9.6"... where do you get the 6" from?
http://www.aqueonproducts.com/produc...er-changer.htm
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I have no idea where they are getting them measurements from. Here's mine with a tape measurer beside it. Oh and sorry I told you 6 inches but its really #little under 6 and a half inches

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Old 01-27-2013, 10:36 AM   #10
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Oh and their websites gotta be wrong because with the link you provided me, click back on it and look at the dimensions on the 18" tube that's right above the valve assembly. Lol, somethings not right with their tape measurer, not mine haha
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