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Old 11-21-2004, 08:56 PM   #1
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Python system for water changes?

Does anyone out there use the python gravel/water change system? If so, is it worth while, and is there any problems with it. Please let me know what your experiences have been.

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Many people here have them and love them, myself included. If you have a large tank, you really need something like this. Buckets just won't cut it for water changes. Try a search on the forums to see what others have said about the python. The topic pops up fairly regularly.

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For those FW folks the python is nice. You do have the issue of how one declorinates the water since it goes directly from your sink into the tank. When I has FW tanks and used one i found it made water changes and top offs so much faster. I would add declorinator to the tank as the python was filling from a water change.

For the SW folks the python isnt much use unless you have a sink that outputs saltwater.
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a sink that outputs saltwater
Wouldn't that be awesome?
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If you use the search feature here you can find tons of threads about the merits of the Python. I don't know how I got along without one!
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Just used one for the first time. I was skeptical, having had bad experiences with faucet driven water bed drainage systems. The python performs as advertised, worth the money!
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I wouldn't have tanks bigger than a betta bowl if it weren't for the Python.!
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Yea! Don't know what I would do with my 120 without the python Soaked floors and buckets are a pain and if the better half notices I get chased around with a wet mop
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Python is definitely worth the money. Especially if you have a large tank or mulitple tanks.

I used to haul around a 5 gallon bucket of water up and down the stairs to do water changes with my tank in my bedroom. Yuck!

With a python, water changes don't seem like a chore anymore and I can actually keep on a constant schedule with it.

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