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Old 11-28-2011, 02:24 PM   #1
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python no spill and fill

I was just checking out a video at the python website and saw a demo of the no spill and fill system. It looks great but does it really work well? Imight only have a 36G but filling with a bucket is a pain in the butt. Or does anyone recommend something else.

If it is worth the cash, I just have to find somewhere online that sells it because I have yet to find one here in Kingston (Ontario)
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:25 PM   #2
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I didn't think python was making their water changer anymore....
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:40 PM   #3
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According to this, apparently they do.
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:43 PM   #4
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That's interesting. We loved our Python but changed over to Aqueon since Python was no longer making the parts if you broke something.
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:52 PM   #5
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I have the aqueon and its worth it! Especially if you have a larger tank or multiple tanks. Its almost effortless.
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I use the python at home and at the shop, it's a great water changer. Mine is starting to come apart though so I will need to replace the piece that goes onto the faucet.

I think all of the different brands are basically the same but I'm not sure. One thing I do know is that once you get one you'll wonder why you didn't get it sooner.

On a side note, can you hook a regular water hose up to the faucet piece on the aqueon water changer? With the Python it just screws right on.
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:41 PM   #7
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I have the 50' Aqueon, and also a 20' Aqueon extension.
It works fine, but I have only used it once to date.
The fat gravel-cleaner siphon end actually works pretty well on my sand substrate.
I chose the larger # 20 grain for just this reason, being concerned smaller sand might get sucked into the hose.

My tank is 155 gallons, so the Aqueon is saving me from making a dozen or more trips with a five gallon Home Depot bucket!
My only concern is during filling of the aquarium. I add a capful of dechlorinator now and then to the tank during the ten minute process, whereas before I was able to add dechlorinator to every bucket and stir prior to adding the water to the tank.

Not sure if this is ok, but can't think of other options.

You also need to be careful about the water temp during refill.

Aside from these two issues, I am satisfied with this method vs. hauling buckets of water around my house!
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:30 AM   #8
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I saw the aqueon hose at petsmart (the ones your all talking about) and i am going today to pick it up. Even though I only have a 36G I am not enjoying the buckets lol.

Thanks for your help gang, I really appreciate it. Hopefully i enjoy the aqueon as much as you all do
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Best thing since sliced bread, period. Highly recommend it. I have the Aqueon 25' and love it.
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:07 PM   #10
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Would these work with a tank in the basement? I'd have to get long enough hose to run from the kitchen down to te basement but will it lose suction from that distance?
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