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Old 10-27-2009, 01:29 AM   #11
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Unfortunately I need about 45' and no one near me has it in that length and I haven't found any connectors that I feel comfortable using, the 'nipple'-style connectors being the best to my knowledge. That's why I wanted to know if others had experience using the Python extensions, maybe I'm worrying over nothing.

Right now I'm siphoning from the 75gal turtle tank into my kitchen sink but have to use the bathroom sink for the fish tank. With the extension, I can keep all the nasties away from my toothbrush & not have to drag the silly thing from room to room! Could do both from the bathroom but that made even my boyfriend squeamish
Instead of putting the water down the sink beside your toothbrush, put it down the toilet. Same drain and easier.
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:27 PM   #12
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That would work but the siphon needs to be attached to the faucet in order to start pulling the water, don't know how to do it with a toilet & doubt I could generate the force to siphon the water 23' or so any other way. I think it would be easier to siphon it into the bathtub but the fitting isn't right.
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i do that all the time hbeth... it saves on the wastewater bill each month... i do my gravel vac with my sink faucet to make sure ive got enough force to suck up everything, then i just stick the hose out the door and drain whatever is left until its down to the halfway mark... as long as the hose has water in it, you can get it to siphon without the sink...
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:51 PM   #14
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Start the syphon manually, then let gravity take over. I start my python manually by filling up the syphon end with water from the tank while the valve is shut (or crimping the hose) then let go and voila
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