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  1. #1

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    The vacuum tube that I've been using with water changes finally bit the dust. Tried to glue it back together with superglue, but that didn't work, so I need to buy a new one.

    I see the same model at Petco for $10, which IIRC was about what I paid for it last time. I might just get it again, as it has held up well for several years.

    I see that there is one for a few bucks more, with what looks like a hand grenade--a small pump that you can use to draw water out of the tank (what I've been doing up till now, has been the old put both ends up in the water, cover the end that goes into the bucket, and then push that end down into the bucket, and releasing my thumb out from that one end). Here is a link: http://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcost...gravel-vacuum#



    Do these hand-squeezy pumps work? Or would this be a waste of time for me. One thing that I get frustrated with, is occasionally, I find that I have to try 3 or 4 times to draw the water out.
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    I use this one here, both vacuums and fills with water pressure from your sink.

    I don't use the suction feature at the sink, however, it's a big waste of water, I just suck on the faucet end and let gravity drain the tank, out a door into my flower bed

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    What size tank do you have? Do you have more than one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silbar View Post
    What size tank do you have? Do you have more than one?
    I have two tanks, one 28 and the other a 55 ga.
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    How much water do you change, and how often?

    A bucket with a 55G would take many times emptying to do a decent sized WC

    Pay the extra $, and get a Python...IME, it's the most important piece of aquarium maintenance tools I have

    What kind of faucet is the nearest to the tanks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    How much water do you change, and how often?

    A bucket with a 55G would take many times emptying to do a decent sized WC

    Pay the extra $, and get a Python...IME, it's the most important piece of aquarium maintenance tools I have

    What kind of faucet is the nearest to the tanks?
    I now do it every 2 weeks. Usually it is 9 ga with 28 ga tank, and 15 with the 55 ga. The nearest sink is the kitchen sink.
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    How are the tank's water params?...how are they stocked?

    That's not alot of water change amount in either tank, especially bimonthly.
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    With those size tanks it is worth it to get the Python. It will not only make the WC process simpler and faster but it will save on your back, too.
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    I'll never go back to the old ways again after my Python. WCs were the number one issue for me limiting the amount of tanks I could have running. But not now!!

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