Youtube is a morass of useful, informative videos, pretty, uninformative videos, and utter wastes of my time. I prefer the forums to digging through that mess for anything good.
So you come here and dig through this mess
And I wish I could just empty the water out the windows, but that would work for about 30 seconds before I doused a pedestrian on the sidewalk below and got evicted. And THEN I would have to move three aquariums to a new place. I wish I could, but that isn't going to happen.
Just tell them it's raining
The Python sounds like it might work. I've just never heard of anyone using 50 ft of hose to do a water change, but hey, it sounds like it might be worth a try. It probably beats all of the water-carrying, though that does keep me in shape. Sort of.
Thanks for the advice!
10' or 50' it sure beets lugging those buckets.
I run my line from the tank to the bath tub (unless I'm sucking out leaf matter ect., then it goes into the toilet), start the siphon, light a cigarette, pour a cup of coffee, when the water gets to the level I want I close the valve on my Python (at the tank) go into my bathroom take the hose from the tub and hook it onto the Python hanging from the bathroom sink, get the water temp within a degree of the tank temp (I have a digital thermometer for this), I go back to the tank open the Python letting the sink draw out the air bubble from the end that was in the tub, I go back to the sink close the pass through valve on the Python, back to the tank add declorinator, light another cigarette, finish my coffee, watch the water level on the tank till it gets almost to the top then I run for the bathroom because I got distracted and almost over fill my tank (
), open the pass through valve on the Python go back to the tank remove the Python, roll it up as I drain the water out of the line, unhook from sink....
So see you'll still get exercise doing a lot of walking... Actually my bathroom is 20' away from my 3 tanks so it's not that long of a trip