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Old 02-02-2010, 09:14 AM   #1
 
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Question Calling all Python users

Alright so the deal is I been doing my tanks the good old fashion way with the water buckets & carrying & tripping and mopping my floors weekly....However the one used tank I bought came with a Python but that doesn't hook up to our bathrm's faucets...

But I need to get inventive here cause my knee is KILLING me and I can't keep on carrying all these buckets for all these tanks....sooooo

The Python would hook up on my kitchen faucet but the question is:
1) How long can the hose on there be to refill my tanks to still work?
2) Ya'll add the tap water right in the tank and then what put the water conditioner in the tank? Will this not harm sensitive fish to be in chlorinated water for a lil while (Like Cardinals, Cory etc)?

So far I always prep my fresh tank water and let it sit for a lil while first
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:21 AM   #2
 
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Good Morning,

I can't answer the second question, because even though I have read that a lot of people do it that way, I am like you....did the old fashioned bucket way with the Python.....when putting water back in I have it run into th bucket first6 At least I think that is what I did....not directly in the tank. It has been awhile. I need to buy a Phthon currently. I have really been doiing it the old fashioned way lately. I know that Byron puts water back in directly in his tanks and when I read that, I thought this time around I am not going to deal with buckets. But, I need assurance again.

They do have special connectors for the sink faucets. You probably already know this. When I had my Python before they actually gave you a special connector in the bag, I had to get on at a home store.

Regarding length. They do have 50 foot ones which is the one I am going to need this time, and I know they have extensions which I assume they sell for the 25 foot ones and maybe even for the 50 foot ones. At least we know that it should work at 50 feet.

What length one do you have?

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Old 02-02-2010, 09:52 AM   #3
 
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I have 2 diff connectors that came with it actually but the longer green part doesn't fit "under" the faucet cause its too low to the actual sink for the thing to fit there (kitchen is muchhhhh easier lol).
Honestly I don't even know how long this hose is that came with it; but I can just go to Lowes pluming section and get me 100ft if I needed to for a few cents they have that size there (and also the Eheim Canister filter hose seizes lol)
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:50 AM   #4
 
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some of your question answered in this thread: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...r-water-35299/

look at posts 19, 21, and 25 (i think) regarding adding conditioner as the tank fills. everyone had good input on this thread. (except for me bc i do it the same way you do it, but i have only a fraction of water volume you do during wc)
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:15 AM   #5
 
Adding chlorinated water will kill the nitrifying bacteria, you have to dechlorinate before you add the water to your tank.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:15 AM   #6
 
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One thing I have going for me this time around is that our water does not have chlorine in it. At least it did not detect any when I tested it.

@ Natalie, I sure hope the connectors work on our faucets. We have a Victorian home and some of plumbing fixtures are not standard. Pretty but a pain in the butt at times.
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:30 PM   #7
 
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thought there was more users on here....Maybe I'll just sell it and DIY something entirely else from the bathrm (which is closer to all tanks then the kitchen).
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:59 PM   #8
 
I am a Python owner....
this is how I do all my water changes...

1.) I use the python hooked to the kitchen sink to syphon out the
water in the tank.... to the appropriate level I desire.
( I have each tank marked on the side with a black marker )
2.) I use the sprayer in the kitchen sink I take a clamp and clamp the
the handle in the on position.
3.) I use buckets ( 2 ) while one is being filled with water that has
been temp tested using my ( Temp Gun ) I add in the PRIME to that
bucket that is being filled up ..... NOW while that bucket is being filled up
I am dumping the other bucket in the tank.. So I really do not have much
free time between buckets.... last night I did a 30% water change in my
180 gallon tank.. took me like 25 min from start to finish.... now that
equals 55 gallons of water....

I have not yet had any problems with this method... but I will say this
I just dont feel comfortable just adding TAP water then the Prime directly
into the tank....
I have more spawning in my tanks after I perform a Water change.
ITS LIKE A AFRODESIACE to the fish .. ( lol )
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:09 PM   #9
 
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thought there was more users on here....Maybe I'll just sell it and DIY something entirely else from the bathrm (which is closer to all tanks then the kitchen).

Even if you decide not to use it to put the water directly back into the tank before treating it, it speeds up the process taking the water out....at least it did for me. Are you just using the small siphon gravel cleaner now with the buckets next to the tank? This is what I am having to do right now, which I hate.
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:38 PM   #10
 
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... but I will say this I just dont feel comfortable just adding TAP water then the Prime directly into the tank....
See THAT is exactly the part that I don't feel comfy with neither!!!

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Even if you decide not to use it to put the water directly back into the tank before treating it, it speeds up the process taking the water out....at least it did for me. Are you just using the small siphon gravel cleaner now with the buckets next to the tank? This is what I am having to do right now, which I hate.
The Gravel vac I have and what's on the Python they're the same size; getting the water out in the way I won't isn't my problem.....
My problem is carrying buckets WITH water and a busted knee that's been reconstructed 2x and well it just ain't getting better with he age you know
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