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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    I vac about 1/2 of the water I want to remove then I start the Vac process but a lot of water comes with it. So again, with my back, buckets are not really an option (except for the 5 gallon). I'm just going to have to be super careful and use those panty hose for the first part of the clean up
    I hear you! I remove about 30-32 gal first, down the drain, then vac and about 3-5 gal end up in the bucket. Because I use RO/DI water, I can't use a water changer, which actually makes my tank water removal pretty easy, with no waste water.
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    Forgive me if I'm missing something obvious, but why not just lift up the tube to start the siphon?

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    Can someone tell me where on a python this would attach? I'd love to stop the waste of water when draining but I can't get a syphon going on the python without it. My hose has to run out of the tank, along the floor then up and over a passthrough from the dining room into the kitchen. Do you think this squeeze bulb would work in that case?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIO-Linist View Post
    Forgive me if I'm missing something obvious, but why not just lift up the tube to start the siphon?
    He's draining into a bucket. I used to do this. I don't want to use buckets with a 30 gal and a 90 gal to clean each week. My Water changer normally attaches to a sink faucet and by turning the water on, it starts the siphon. I don't think the dip method would work on the 50 feet of hose I have to draw the water through. (closest sink is 45 feet away) So this gizmo starts the siphon for you without having to use the faucet. dipping, like the video may work on a long hose but it would take a lot of dips :ol) I can squeeze on this gizmo about 3 times (0 pressure on my hand) and the water is on the way out. Then I can reattach the W/Cer to my sink when I'm ready to refill and tap water runs directly into the tank (I treat the tank with Prime before I start refilling and make sure the water temp is the same as the tank water)
    Last edited by fishmommie; 08-23-2013 at 11:58 PM.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueD View Post
    Can someone tell me where on a python this would attach? I'd love to stop the waste of water when draining but I can't get a syphon going on the python without it. My hose has to run out of the tank, along the floor then up and over a passthrough from the dining room into the kitchen. Do you think this squeeze bulb would work in that case?
    I don't have a python (even though this is made for a python) but I assume it would work the same on both W/Cers. I unscrewed the hose from the part of the W/C that fits onto the faucet. Then there are 3 different heads you can put on the SQUEEZE, depending on the size of the opening to your hose. Just slip the right one on, stick that end out the window or door and pump the bulb a few times. You will not be attached to the sink in any what when you drain tank water with the SQUEEZE. You'll reattach the hose to the sink when you refill the tank. Make sense?
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    I think so. The bulb will be at the end of the hose and the water exits there? I think I'll order one and figure it out. I just bought a new manual syphon for a couple of my smaller tanks and one tank with fry that I drain into a bucket (just in case). This has a squeeze bulb with hosing on either side of the bulb. It works great to get the syphon started. So if I can save water when using the python that will be great too.

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    Hi, this sounds great. I'm wondering about using this to syphon water out of the tank into the garden outside, to not run the faucet water while emptying the tank. And then using the Python with the faucet to fill the tank, so there's still no need to haul buckets. :) How did this attach to a water changer that normally would attach to the sink? Great idea. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamandAnne View Post
    Hi, this sounds great. I'm wondering about using this to syphon water out of the tank into the garden outside, to not run the faucet water while emptying the tank. And then using the Python with the faucet to fill the tank, so there's still no need to haul buckets. :) How did this attach to a water changer that normally would attach to the sink? Great idea. :)
    That's exactly what I do - except I have since learned by experimenting that I don't even need the bulb. I just put a paper towel over the end of the hose (so I don't have to touch it lol) and suck hard once. In a few seconds the water comes racing down the tube and drains down the tank in no time. I love that I can water my trees and shrubs and flowers outside this way AND save by not running water from the tap to keep the suction going.
    Water drains twice as fast and I have much more suction when I vac. Win Win
    So - if you don't mind a quick suck on the end of the hose, you can save your money and don't bother with the bulb
    Last edited by fishmommie; 10-17-2013 at 03:57 PM.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    +1 to this^^^...I was going to get one of those bulbs, but after trying this method, I found I really didn't need it...my hose is 25 feet, so you can see the water coming well before it reaches your mouth, so no danger of mulm-breath from getting tank water in your mouth
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    Yup. My hose is 50 feet, so as you said, you can see the water coming for a long time so no danger of a mouth full of tank water :o)
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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