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.