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    Welp, today I went to my LFS to check into getting my fish. While there I got somthing similar to the "Python" siphen. Well it took all of two minutes to realize the weak link in the mechanism... the adaptor for the sink. Plastic piece with thin threads..... ya, about three seconds and it was stripped.

    I was eyeballing the device as a whole and thought, hmm.... this is going to have a pulling action and I thought, this little crap thing ain't going to last long.

    Long story short, I went to that FABULOUS place... Home Depot and got the same piece, but metal. So now at least THAT weak link's fixed.... LOL


    Really, sometimes I just have to take the easy way out and BUY stupid things when in fact, this device could have been made by a three year old...


    Oh well, at least it's here now.
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    I go threw a new python sink pump about every other month at my house...the d*mn plastic part that screws to the metal faucet adapter just gets eaten away and leaks like a SOB. The ones at the LFS NEVER come detached from the sinks so...they last longer.
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    yeah, the spastic adapters are crap. python sells a upgraded metal adapter for the sink thats their brand. just go to home depot and get the same part for half the price. lol

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    Ya that plastic facet adapter is really the weak link in the whole system. It makes me wonder if they intentionally make it out of plastic to ensure, you'll have to keep buying replacements in the future. Gone are the days where things were built to last. I went with the adapter that is sold for filling water beds made of metal, it's the same adapter that is sold with pythons.

    By the way petsmart is going to stop carrying pythons, they are changing to some other brand. They have all the python adapters on sale fairly cheap, I think $4-5 for the facet adapter, and the hose adapters are about $2 each. May be a good time to stock up.

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    Well I tell ya whot (said in Hank Hill's voice).... go to Home Depot and pick yourself up a metal adapter, all of $3-4 bucks. It won't break, strip etc.

    I was looking at the on/off valve of the one our member made. Much nicer. I at least have the tubing (LOL... I ain't even going to tell ya how much MY siphen thingy was).... so I can always replace parts with Home Depot parts when/as they break... heh


    I have, however, concluded that this "siphen" is just that, a siphen. I am not convinced that turning on the water actually assists the siphen funtionability. I think it's still just a fancy-schmancy siphen and all the sink faucet does it get water into the line... then gravity does the rest.

    Can anyone logically prove me wrong on this?
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    Oooohhhh, heads up advise korith.....good look'in out!
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    LOL... watch me end up replacing evey component of the system until eventually there are no original components to the system....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mith
    I have, however, concluded that this "siphen" is just that, a siphen. I am not convinced that turning on the water actually assists the siphen funtionability. I think it's still just a fancy-schmancy siphen and all the sink faucet does it get water into the line... then gravity does the rest.
    You are exactly right ... any siphon is continued by gravity once it is started. The great benefits to these are 1) that they start the siphon easily, 2) that they dump the water down your drain and 3) that they make refill so much easier!
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    What ever happened to the technology to make hand pumps?

    You just don't see good hand pumps anymore...
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    Quote Originally Posted by geowashlaw
    You are exactly right ... any siphon is continued by gravity once it is started. The great benefits to these are 1) that they start the siphon easily, 2) that they dump the water down your drain and 3) that they make refill so much easier!
    No doubt. I didn't mean to trivialize it's value. It's wonderful to not have to fill with buckets (or running the garden hose through my window... LOL). I'll probably still use the bucket a little bit to clean the substrate with the big tube thingy... but filling her back up is going to be a pleasure!!!
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