I am a fool.
I speced out all the parts at http://www.acehardwareoutlet.com/
for a 50' DIY
Python for around $30, but put off purchace because I wasn't sure I wanted to spend the money.
I suddenly decided that I had to have one ASAP
, and paid $70 for one at my LFS
It is very nice, and I did have the money, but I should have just spent it sooner and had $40 for something else.
My first usage was for an emergency QT
water change. (Third of day, had in hurry put goldfish in QT
with fish that hadn't been eating and thriving blackworm culture, later there were no blackworms, a very fat goldfish, and lots of fish poop.) Will give it a full workout this weekend when I clean the 75 gallon.
The drain in my sink is somewhat troublesome, can't handle the output of the python, have to have a spotter in the kitchen let me know when to stop and let the water go down. Husband would rather do that then haul buckets though.