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Thread: DIY Python?

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    Well, after looking at the pythons online, they look like something that can be easily made. What do you think, I'm going to look at the local hardware stores for some plumbing supplies that could work, only because i would need a 50-75 foot python, and dont want to pay the money for it if i can make it for cheaper!
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    All you need is a garden hose, a waterbed fill and drain kit, a gravel vac, and a female adapterd that will fit the hose.

    The hose and fill/drain kit is self explainitory, but you need to get the small tube to fit the garden hose adaptor. Boil some water, soak the end of the small tubing with it, and then stretch it to fit. You might want to intergrate a ball valve in there somewhere too, so you can control the flow, and to turn it on/off.
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    No Spill Clean 'N Fill
    25 feet$28.99 $24.59
    50 feet$49.99 $42.49
    75 feet$64.99 $55.19
    100 feet$79.99 $67.99

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    No Spill Clean 'N Fill
    25 feet$28.99 $24.59
    50 feet$49.99 $42.49
    75 feet$64.99 $55.19
    100 feet$79.99 $67.99

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    not having to haul buckets anymore priceless
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    Around here, the parts for a python would cost just as much. The hose and the brass fitting are not all that cheap imo.
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    Just buying 50-75 foot of hose is not cheap either. And some of it may be made with material that shouldn't go in a fish tank.

    I did luck out by having 25 ft work for me. I do my 3 tanks in the bedroom from my bathroom and the living room tank from the kitchen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    And some of it may be made with material that shouldn't go in a fish tank.

    Never thought about that. I havent personally done it, but i have seen a DIY on the net about it.
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    just buy one.

    In seattle a wal-mart had the 25ft hose one for 35$ american

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    I have a DIY Python.
    1 water bed filling attachment
    1 25' garden hose
    1 gravel cleaning end

    The garden hose is safe, if you were concerned you could use plastic tubing. The whole thing cost me less then $5, but only because I had everything but the hose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abbeys_Mom
    I have a DIY Python.
    1 water bed filling attachment
    1 25' garden hose
    1 gravel cleaning end

    The garden hose is safe, if you were concerned you could use plastic tubing. The whole thing cost me less then $5, but only because I had everything but the hose.
    If you REALLY want to use the vinyl tubing, you can go to your local hardware store. I checked, and its 14 cents a foot here. REALLY cheap if you dont spend a tone of money on the hose.
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