Fed up with lugging buckets around I looked into the alternatives.
The Python system that this is based on with the length required worked out quite expensive so I looked to make my own verison.
This first attempt does take a long time to drain the tank due to being bottlenecked by the T piece I have in the sink.
I plan to change this for a device that connects to your tap to fill and drain waterbeds.
Here is the exploded view of the setup
The hose then runs to the fish tank
The orange part clamps down on the kitchen sink tap. You can get loads of different adapters for sinks but that suits mine.
To drain the tank you just connect it up and place the hose into the tank. Leave the part disconnected in the above photo.
Turn the tap on and it syphons the water. Once the flow starts you can turn the tap off and the tank will syphon naturally.
With this set up it is no faster with or without the tap on.
Connecting the last part of the system stops the flow coming out of that joint. Without connecting another hose to the hose adapter it stays in the locked postion allowing water to flow back to the tank.
This was made with bits of an old filter to hook over the tank. Just had to heat the hoses to get them to fit.
Whilst the tank is filling it is positioned next to the temp sensor to check the taps don't get too hot.
Prime is added during the very slow fill and I have not had any problems with spikes.
I plan on making a better hanger out of pvc pipe rather than flexible tubing
Here is a video of it working
Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk