I've been bucketing my 55g, well actually 1g pitchering it. Finally got online last week n ordered the python and 20 mins later my son looked under my tank and pulled out my old python. Yeah, I'm a dumba$$
Glad you brought that up. I wanted to get one of those since I use the side sprayer a lot but now I have to remember NOT to get one when I replace my faucet. LOL I've become so dependent on my Python, I'd have to invest in an extension hose to get it to a faucet I could use otherwise.my faucet does not have an adapter I cant screw anything off it has a detachable sprayer and a faucet all in one
Those can almost always be adapted. The standard size is a 3/8"FPT to Garden Hose thread. The sprayer head should unscrew somewhere.my faucet does not have an adapter I cant screw anything off it has a detachable sprayer and a faucet all in one
Nice setup and I really like the rock finish on your tank and stand.Those can almost always be adapted. The standard size is a 3/8"FPT to Garden Hose thread. The sprayer head should unscrew somewhere.
Also, making a water changer is infinitely cheaper than buying one. All you need is about $15 in parts
6' of 1" PVC. (I think that's the smallest piece you can buy)
Some PVC glue/primer.
2 - 90 degree 1" PVC elbows
1 - 1" PVC cap
1 - 1" PVC end to 1/2"MPT
Sink Threads to Garden Hose adapter
1 - Garden Hose Thread to 1/2"MPT
2 - 1/2" FPT to 3/8" barb
3/8" hose however far it is from your tank to the water source.
The connection to your sink may vary based on the style sink you have. as long as your tank water level is higher than your sink drain the siphon will start automatically without the fancy flow a Python says you need.
This is the tank end of the one I built recently for my new 55g...
I drilled a lot of holes in the part that goes in the tank. The syphon will stop flowing automatically so I don't have to watch it and it empties 30% every time without me babysitting.
Also for water temperature monitoring at the water source...
In line temp gauge - YouTube
I have the same problem, I put a 5G bucket in the sink, and put a powerhead on the end of the hose. This way I pump water from the 5G bucket into the tank and don't have to carry anything anywhere.my nearest sink is my kitchen and my faucet is one of those faucet/sprayer all in one so I cant really use those water changer. Try doing 30% wc 3 days a week on a 75 g tank. Good thing my tank is right next to a window so I can just siphon the water outside.
Same here - I picked up a $15 harbor freight pond pump and toss it in the bottom of a bucket inside my sink. Hook the hose up to the pump & I'm golden.I have the same problem, I put a 5G bucket in the sink, and put a powerhead on the end of the hose. This way I pump water from the 5G bucket into the tank and don't have to carry anything anywhere.
Thanks. It's an Oceanic tank. I got it on CL for $150 with some random (mostly useless) other stuff. $150 turns into a much bigger number quickly in the planted tank world... Still a great deal though. The stand is just MDF but with a really nice coating. The tank is 1/2" glass. Heavy as hell...Nice setup and I really like the rock finish on your tank and stand.
11 tanks .... good grief that sounds like a lot of workwater changer definitely is an essential part of my fish keeping tools...especailly with 11 tanks...