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Old 06-10-2016, 03:11 PM   #11
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Is not it a loss about the many water flowing past?
You mean does it waste water? Yes, to a certain extent.
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Old 06-10-2016, 05:16 PM   #12
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I'll go back and check the hose, maybe when we initially put it together we did something wrong. Thanks.

What I was saying is that you may actually have a faulty tube or other part, not that you put it together wrong (although it doesn't hurt to check that too). In my case, the hose was fine, but the tube was letting air through, independent of the hose.
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What I was saying is that you may actually have a faulty tube or other part, not that you put it together wrong (although it doesn't hurt to check that too). In my case, the hose was fine, but the tube was letting air through, independent of the hose.
Ahh, ok. I'll go back and check for both things, a faulty part and/or something we may have done wrong initially. Thanks.
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A simple gravity siphon will give great suction with no wasted water at all if you can get more than a few feet drop to the drain or outside. You can take a long-enough garden hose just about anywhere.
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A simple gravity siphon will give great suction with no wasted water at all if you can get more than a few feet drop to the drain or outside. You can take a long-enough garden hose just about anywhere.

True. I just turn the water on long enough to get the flow going in the Python, and then turn off the water, and let gravity do the work.
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Old 06-10-2016, 07:40 PM   #16
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A simple gravity siphon will give great suction with no wasted water at all if you can get more than a few feet drop to the drain or outside. You can take a long-enough garden hose just about anywhere.
Yeah, I've been using one of those for the last few years. You're right, the suction is great, I was just hoping to do away with buckets and streamline my water changes and maintanence routine to save time so can possibly set up another tank. Or use the extra free time to spend with my family.....but mostly to set up another tank.
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"A simple gravity siphon will give great suction with no wasted water at all if you can get more than a few feet drop to the drain or outside. You can take a long-enough garden hose just about anywhere."

I just realized I think I misunderstood what you were saying. You mean using the Python but connecting the hose in such a way as to drain it outside, lower than the sink so gravity creates the suction instead of the faucet?
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I just realized I think I misunderstood what you were saying. You mean using the Python but connecting the hose in such a way as to drain it outside, lower than the sink so gravity creates the suction instead of the faucet?
No, I would just use the python for re-filing, now that you have it. There's lots of ways to connect a hose to a faucet, python being one of the more expensive options. I've never used a bucket, except to carry fish back and forth. Apparently the python is pretty useless as a cleaning device, at least in your case.
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Have you tried running a piece of wire down the T shaped part that connects to the sink? It could be a plug left inside from when the part was molded. I have the 50ft version and my sink is level with my tank and mine works great with water on halfway.
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Have you tried running a piece of wire down the T shaped part that connects to the sink? It could be a plug left inside from when the part was molded. I have the 50ft version and my sink is level with my tank and mine works great with water on halfway.

I will definitely check that out. Thanks! I've heard so many people rave about the Python, I can't imagine its current state is how it's supposed to be working.


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