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It'd be really nice if the manufacturers of siphon pumps could start putting a weight on the outlet end of the hose. I can't count the number of times early on the hose slipped out of the bucket from exiting water pressure. For years I have been rubber banding a butter knife to the end of the siphon hose. Plus when the first bucket is full I need to stick the outlet end in the aquarium with the input so I can just drop it in the bucket without having to reprime it and it used to fall off the rim of the aquarium too.
A simple weight would be a nice improvement.
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It'd be really nice if the manufacturers of siphon pumps could start putting a weight on the outlet end of the hose. I can't count the number of times early on the hose slipped out of the bucket from exiting water pressure. For years I have been rubber banding a butter knife to the end of the siphon hose. Plus when the first bucket is full I need to stick the outlet end in the aquarium with the input so I can just drop it in the bucket without having to reprime it and it used to fall off the rim of the aquarium too.
A simple weight would be a nice improvement.
I use one of these. It's just a quite small cheap spring loaded plastic clamp, and the tips rotate. I don't use buckets — I use a syphon from the sink, but I have to keep the hose in the tank. These work well. When I used to use buckets I used the same thing. Quick and easy, and more secure than a weight. They clamp securely to glass without scratching, and they clamp to 5 gallon buckets.



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My siphon hose for my smaller tanks came with a clamp for the bucket, but I hated it and threw it away.
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I use the clamps pictured by AnotherHobby, but add a thick rubber band to secure the tubing. If it is simply clamped in place it can twist and the water can still end up outside the bucket. A rubber band helps to keep the tubing aimed into the bucket.
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I built this to catch juvies, worked like a champ, I'm just stuck with that size hole. Trying to figure out a way to attach it all without zip ties and make a quick release for the doors. Then get access to a 3d printer in town through my wife's job. And make a working model.



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