Originally Posted by DragonFish71
Does anyone else have trouble with the suction power of their python in larger tanks?
When I'm cleaning our smaller tanks (55g, 5g, 29g, 14g, 40g, 29g, 10g, 20g) I have no problems with suction and get those tanks cleaned fairly quickly. When I move to our 120 or 80 I have problems. Since I'll be setting up two 115g tanks sometime soon, I want to figure out what the problem is and fix it. My python has a 50 hose and all the standard fittings that came with it.
For cleaning the 80, 29, 5s, 20, and a 10, I have it hooked up to our kitchen sink, upstairs. The problem isn't as bad and I can somewhat live with it, but when I do our 120 eeesh
To clean our 120 I have hooked it to our basement bathroom sink and directly to the pipe coming in from the wall for the shower head, both are bad for suction. The pipe for the shower head has a bit more pull to it, but still not enough. Our 55, 40, one of our 10s, and a 14 are in the basement, I hook them to the bathroom sink and they clean fine.
I've also tried using it without hooking it to a water source, just letting gravity do the work, that doesn't clean for crap (literally) no poo gets sucked up, just water.
Any ideas? And thanks in advance.