Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
I just used my new Python Clean & Fill for the first time last night, and love it, although I have some concerns and questions for other users:
1- I don't seem to get as rapid a suction (or filling) as I do with a regular siphon. It took WAY too long to drain and fill just half of a 10g. The hose is 75' long. Is that why (too long for the water to travel)? Would I have been better off getting a shorter length (50' would have worked)?
2- How exactly do I empty out ALL of the water from the tubing after siphoning out and filling a tank? I left the drain open, and the faucet "on", for suction, but it was very, very slow. The only way I was able to get ALL the water out was to hold the whole mess of tubing ABOVE the sink, so that it would drain naturally from gravity. And 75' of tubing is pretty heavy for me!
Thanks in advance!
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550g pond= koi, comets/shubunkin, water lillies.
165g RES turtle pond in progress.
100g planted tank= 240 watts c.f., 1 DIY 1-gal co2 jug, platies, angels, lace gouramies, congos, black neons, otos.
30g= cories, platies, platy fry, ghost shrimp.
18g= platy fry
10g= baby RES tank- Turtlebuddy
30g= temp. adult RES tank- Myrtlemamma
20gL= temp. juv. RES tank- Tweak and Mertle