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Old 12-30-2014, 12:01 AM   #1
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Aqueon water changer ( a lesson on frugality)

Picked one of these up a few weeks ago for 25.00 new off ebay. Figured hey I saved 15.00 over a python, boy was I wrong. List of issues

1. Connections leak. Even with some caulk/sealer over the barbs. Ended up using worm drive hose clamps - 3.99 for 5

2. Decided to buy food grade tubing from home depot for my 20' extension. Another mistake. when they packaged it they kinked the hose and it wont unkink. MEaning flow is terrible under suction. Another 4.00 wasted

3. Faucet adapter was not included in aqueon kit, another 7.00

4. I also bought a brass joint to connect hoses. It as worth the 5.00

So i spent around an extra 16.00 to have a water changer that kinda works. I just ordered the correct aqueon extesnion hose off amazon for 19.00 and plan to use the brass coupler as I know their stock one is junk.

So lesson learned is sometimes it doesn't pay to cheap out.
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Old 12-30-2014, 03:01 PM   #2
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I just created my own from Lowe's minus faucet connector. Stayed with 11/2 foot of 1 and a quarter clear tube and tapered it down to half inch using reducer barbed connectors and short piece of intermittent tube.
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Old 12-30-2014, 03:24 PM   #3
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Only good thing that came of buying the aqueon changer?? That sweet tank clip, think it was supposed to come with 2 actually? And I was able to replace someone else's vacuum tube with the extra parts o had lying around..

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At least something good came of it.

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Old 12-30-2014, 11:32 PM   #5
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I have had my Aqueon for 3 years now. The only thing I did was buy a stainless adapter to replace the plastic one.
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Cool. I'm still new to it all. Trying to absorb add much from everyone's posts as possible.

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Only good thing that came of buying the aqueon changer?? That sweet tank clip, think it was supposed to come with 2 actually? And I was able to replace someone else's vacuum tube with the extra parts o had lying around..

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I feel robbed, lol, mine didn't come with any clips
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Old 01-02-2015, 12:43 AM   #8
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How exactly does this water changer work? I looked up some pictures and apparently it uses the running water from the faucet to create the vacuum for vacuuming, but then when you want to refill the tank the water comes from the faucet? How does this work for dechlorination?
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When refilling the tank directly, most add prime/safe directly to the tank immediately before refilling. Some add gradually during refill. Treat for entire tank volume.
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I bought one last month and have no issues thus far (but I didn't get a clip!). I am heading down to the pet store today to pick up the extension since I moved my tank.
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