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    Thanks guys, gonna run the test Longshot suggested...I am thinking it'll be plenty
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudiJetson View Post
    I know gronlaura uses a pump to remove large quantities of water from her tank, I can't remember if she siphons first with the python then removes the remaining water with the pump or not though. I empty mine into a utility sink but found that once I have a siphon started I can shut the faucet off and the siphon will continue without wasting water. I would think a drop of 52" would be sufficient.
    I no longer use the pump to remove water, only to add my new RO/DI water to the tank.

    From my post on how I do my PWC with a garden hose and squeeze bulb -

    "When doing my PWC, I got tired of having to empty the very heavy and a PITA to move 35 gal garbage can of old tank water. I had to wheel it into the bathroom to pump it down the drain and then clean the pump (it would get sand in it).

    I bought a cheap 25 ft garden hose, shortened it a bit and attached it (using hose clamps) to my siphon squeeze bulb, which is attached to my vacuum tube. I secure a small fishnet over the end of the vac tube (keeping fish out of the tube) and empty about 30 gal right into my kitchen sink drain. Then I drop the hose into a 5 gal bucket and vacuum my sand, which removes about 5 more gal of tank water. So far, I haven't sucked up any fish, but if I do they are easily returned to the tank. It's soooo much faster and easier and gets my 35 gal PWC done in no time. And my pump stays clean and is only used to pump my made RO/DI water into the tank."

    Don't know if this helps. The larger the inside diameter of your hose, the faster the flow.
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    Before I bought my Python I had one of these.

    015905062305C.jpg

    It worked fine to clean the gravel and I live in a first floor apartment. You shouldn't have any problems using the Python without the sink to siphon water out. A small suggestion for you.. If you stick the fat part into the tank and fill it with water, then lift it out so the water goes down the hose and put the fat part back in the tank while the water is flowing down the hose it will create suction and you don't have to suck on the other end and risk drinking tank water... Unless you want to drink tank water, in that case never mind and carry on.
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Longshot View Post
    Stick with me killer! If I can't get ya 0UT 0f tr0uble I will certainly get ya int0 it!!! W000T!!!
    Will do, I'll never be bored if you stick around

    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    I no longer use the pump to remove water, only to add my new RO/DI water to the tank.

    From my post on how I do my PWC with a garden hose and squeeze bulb -

    "When doing my PWC, I got tired of having to empty the very heavy and a PITA to move 35 gal garbage can of old tank water. I had to wheel it into the bathroom to pump it down the drain and then clean the pump (it would get sand in it).

    I bought a cheap 25 ft garden hose, shortened it a bit and attached it (using hose clamps) to my siphon squeeze bulb, which is attached to my vacuum tube. I secure a small fishnet over the end of the vac tube (keeping fish out of the tube) and empty about 30 gal right into my kitchen sink drain. Then I drop the hose into a 5 gal bucket and vacuum my sand, which removes about 5 more gal of tank water. So far, I haven't sucked up any fish, but if I do they are easily returned to the tank. It's soooo much faster and easier and gets my 35 gal PWC done in no time. And my pump stays clean and is only used to pump my made RO/DI water into the tank."

    Don't know if this helps. The larger the inside diameter of your hose, the faster the flow.
    That helps alot, thanks gronlaura for sharing...I had read that a while back, but had forgotten the technique...I will be glad to just not be wasting tap water to remove water!

    Quote Originally Posted by Honey Badger 1 View Post
    Before I bought my Python I had one of these.

    015905062305C.jpg

    It worked fine to clean the gravel and I live in a first floor apartment. You shouldn't have any problems using the Python without the sink to siphon water out. A small suggestion for you.. If you stick the fat part into the tank and fill it with water, then lift it out so the water goes down the hose and put the fat part back in the tank while the water is flowing down the hose it will create suction and you don't have to suck on the other end and risk drinking tank water... Unless you want to drink tank water, in that case never mind and carry on.
    I saw a video of that technique on someone else's thread...I will try it for sure....as far as drinking the tank water, I'd rather not, unless it tastes like Heineken or something similar
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    Well, how about *first* drinking that Heineken, then drinking some more Heineken, and then some more, and then you won't mind the taste of tank water!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wgoldfarb View Post
    Well, how about *first* drinking that Heineken, then drinking some more Heineken, and then some more, and then you won't mind the taste of tank water!
    That sounds much better...I'm not the world's best at sequencing events like that
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    Quote Originally Posted by wgoldfarb View Post
    Well, how about *first* drinking that Heineken, then drinking some more Heineken, and then some more, and then you won't mind the taste of tank water!
    I'm really starting t0 like this guy m0re and m0re, He is a pr0blem s0lver 0f a high degree!

    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    That sounds much better...I'm not the world's best at sequencing events like that
    D0n't be hard 0n y0urself, Slap! I have full c0nfidence that y0u t00 w0uld have indeed, eventually, c0me the same c0nclusi0n. I mean, f0r guys like us, it is a natural pr0gressi0n!
    1st time: Take a sip 0f beer, suck 0n h0se- get a sip 0f water, say yuck 50 times (al0ng with a few 0ther ch0ice selecti0ns).
    2nd time: Take a sip 0f beer, hesitate because y0u remember the first time, take a sip 0f beer t0 w0rk up nerve, suck 0n h0se- get a sip 0f water, say yuck 50 times (al0ng with a few 0ther ch0ice selecti0ns).
    3rd time: 3rd times a charm, Take 3 sips 0f beer, hesitate because y0u remember the last time, take a sip 0f beer t0 w0rk up nerve, suck 0n h0se- get a sip 0f water, say yuck 50 times (al0ng with a few 0ther ch0ice selecti0ns).
    4th time: H00 B0Y, that stuff tastes bad, maybe I sh0uld have the wife prime the h0se? Nah she will never f0rgive me! Drink a 6er, hesitate because y0u remember the last time, take a sip 0f beer t0 w0rk up nerve, suck 0n h0se- get a sip 0f water, shrug sh0ulders take a sip 0f beer, happy water change!!!
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    When we drain outside generally we just suck on the end. Our waterchanger has a 50 foot hose and we have never drank any tank water. To get better suction we drain into buckets using a larger diameter manual hose a and siphon combo. We have the aqueon water changer and the diametet of the hose is so small that it is slow no matter where we drain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longshot View Post
    I'm really starting t0 like this guy m0re and m0re, He is a pr0blem s0lver 0f a high degree!


    D0n't be hard 0n y0urself, Slap! I have full c0nfidence that y0u t00 w0uld have indeed, eventually, c0me the same c0nclusi0n. I mean, f0r guys like us, it is a natural pr0gressi0n!
    1st time: Take a sip 0f beer, suck 0n h0se- get a sip 0f water, say yuck 50 times (al0ng with a few 0ther ch0ice selecti0ns).
    2nd time: Take a sip 0f beer, hesitate because y0u remember the first time, take a sip 0f beer t0 w0rk up nerve, suck 0n h0se- get a sip 0f water, say yuck 50 times (al0ng with a few 0ther ch0ice selecti0ns).
    3rd time: 3rd times a charm, Take 3 sips 0f beer, hesitate because y0u remember the last time, take a sip 0f beer t0 w0rk up nerve, suck 0n h0se- get a sip 0f water, say yuck 50 times (al0ng with a few 0ther ch0ice selecti0ns).
    4th time: H00 B0Y, that stuff tastes bad, maybe I sh0uld have the wife prime the h0se? Nah she will never f0rgive me! Drink a 6er, hesitate because y0u remember the last time, take a sip 0f beer t0 w0rk up nerve, suck 0n h0se- get a sip 0f water, shrug sh0ulders take a sip 0f beer, happy water change!!!
    I'm gonna come down with a bad case of ich, I just know it

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady10Godiva View Post
    When we drain outside generally we just suck on the end. Our waterchanger has a 50 foot hose and we have never drank any tank water. To get better suction we drain into buckets using a larger diameter manual hose a and siphon combo. We have the aqueon water changer and the diametet of the hose is so small that it is slow no matter where we drain.
    Thanks ma'am, I am going to experiment with the Python later this afternoon, with a bucket of water at the height I will be dealing with
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