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Old 01-07-2005, 02:03 AM   #1
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Question about Python Vacuum.

Hello,
I am looking to purchase the 25' Python kit.
I have heard that it is bad to add the dechlorynator right into the tank and that it must be added to the "new water" first,

How would I go about adding it to the new water using the Python if the water is coming right out of the faucet?

Here is what I am looking to buy:

http://www.petco.com/product_info.as...6+Vacuums&ct3=

Please let me know. Thank you.

Richard
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the python is the BEST thing to use!! Hands down!!

You can add de-chlorinator to the water as the water is re-filling your tank. I have been doing that for some time and NEVER had any problems ... ever.
so i wouldn't worry about it too much
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It will be the best investment ever. I don't know what I would do without mine. No more hauling buckets around.
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Old 01-07-2005, 11:34 AM   #5
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You should buy. Add the chemicals right to the tank in the stream of returning water. That way it will be deluted and spread through out the tank.
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Old 01-07-2005, 11:47 AM   #6
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It wasn't so long ago that I was filling a 1.5gal bucket by hand, lugging it to the bathroom, repeat 6x. Fill bucket with new water and dechlor...let stand (repeat 6x). This process took 1 hour and 10 mins (rest stops along the way). Python...20 mins (same rest stops). My arms have returned to their original size too!
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lol "J". I hope it wasn't to long a walk. I bet you looked a lot like your avatar (minus the claws)
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I recently purchased a python based on advice from this site and you know what... I can't believe they sell regular gravel vacs. Everyone should have these. I felt like I needed an extra jolt of stress coat when I'd fill up my bucket before. Now I'm the coolest with the thon. 8)
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I used to haul a 5 gallon bucket up and down a flight of stairs to change the water to the tank in my bedroom. My back was killing me. The python is a major necessity IMO, especially if you have multiple tanks.
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Us SW folks (at least I am) are quite jealous. We really do enjoy filling buckets, trash cans, etc. mixing salt, dechlorinator and so forth. Standing around ...lugging them around...it really is quite fun...I swear.
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