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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Python + Water Pump?

I got a Python and love it. Filling is a breeze but draining is too slow for my taste probably because the faucet is located slightly higher than the aquarium water level.

I'm intrigued by the possibility of adding a small water pump (like an Eheim pump). Since I have never used a water pump before, I have a few questions.

1. Will the debris clog the pump? That is, for a typical water pump, is the intake directly connected to the outtake? Or, is there something inbetween?

2. With the pump installed, can I still fill using the Python? That is, can water flow from the outtake to the intake?

3. Provided that I won't have problems with issues raised above, where should I install a pump? Near the gravel tube or the faucet pump?

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 08:09 PM
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i use a pump and python to refill my tanks from my holding tanks.
if i were you i would get a really quality pump w/ a screen/sponge so nothing get in the impeller and ruins it.and if your using 50ft like me you should get a bigger pump so you empty out your tank faster
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