I did a water change last night and tested the nitrate again just now and it's dropped to 25ish ppm. I'm going to do a 75% change on the weekend and proceed with my changes in routine going forward. We'll see how this pans out over the next few weeks.
That link might just do the trick @PlantedRich
, Thanks. I'm looking to get the python water change setup going when I have a little more spare time. My problem is I have waterfall faucets in the bathrooms so I have to have a connection that goes into a bathtub faucet.