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Old 02-02-2010, 10:02 PM   #21
 
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Lots of people use Pythons with no issues. I do about 30% weekly changes. Once I'm ready to refill the tank I dose half the water conditioner (I use AquaSafe) right before filling and the other half into the water stream as it's filling. Never had any problems. And my back thanks me! I do still use a bucket on the smaller tanks (10G's and the Bettas). But it's a lifesaver for the bigger tanks and it makes water changes so much quicker.
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:05 PM   #22
 
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Angel. This is what hubby's are for. Get him carrying the buckets. And your comment about not getting better with age. Oh you poor thing, a whopping 30 y.o. And that's not to make light of your knee. I just had to say it. Sorry to hear about the knee. Knee pain is so painful.
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:16 PM   #23
 
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not so optional....see the *wonderful* advantage is of having your own computer business...you NEVER know when you're home...I thought the Army was bad...but now....
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:04 PM   #24
 
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To answer some of the original questions. I'm not aware of any limits on the hose length. The LFS uses one that appears to be at least 100ft. You can also buy different faucet adaptors that the hose screws on to. I found a good one at Home Depot that screwed into the laundry tub faucet. But I used to use it on the kitchen faucet.
I also don't use Prime for the reasons mentioned above. The city water I use is pretty clean. I just want something to remove the chlorine, nothing else.
I'm with you on the water conditioner. I have for 15 years used Kordon's NovAqua, the original formula that only handles chlorine, chloramine and detoxifies heavy metals. I asked the question of Seachem to get their scientist's view, although I have no intention myself of using Prime. But I was/am concerned over the heavy metal detox of almost all water conditioners I have seen; while I've been dosing some liquid micro-nutrients after each pwc for 15 years and the plants are fine, I don't want to be doing this if half the fert is being wasted--this could be the reason I need twice weekly doses, the first after the pwc is being weakened or nullified. As my NovAqua is running low I've been looking at others since I have to buy some soon. So, which one do you use that only handles chlorine? Because that is really all I need with my water.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:17 PM   #25
 
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angel i gonna hijack you for a moment sorry i promise one question only.... i have a python and can not get it to draw properly to vac. my connection is set up correct and my water is on full blast it just does not vac any ideas how to fix this cuse i need a way to get all my tanks done with out running all over (4 atm but soon to be 8) sorry angel thank you all.....
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:30 PM   #26
 
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angel i gonna hijack you for a moment sorry i promise one question only.... i have a python and can not get it to draw properly to vac. my connection is set up correct and my water is on full blast it just does not vac any ideas how to fix this cuse i need a way to get all my tanks done with out running all over (4 atm but soon to be 8) sorry angel thank you all.....
Two reasons for this. One, the tube is blocked somewhere, check the connections (they are not clear plastic so can't see if something is stuck like a leaf). Other reason is the valve connection at the faucet end is broken or clogged. I frequently have bits of java moss caught in this part. If the valve end is broken, you can buy it as replacement parts. Mine broke twice in 15 years, this last time I bought an Aequeon faucet replacement, works with the Python but much better made. B.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:42 PM   #27
 
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it is new so no cloggs as for the valve that could be it flows fine open and shuts off cleanly when in fill mode but i can look at it or try another (i have two so that they reach LOL) i will let you know what happens thanx so much byron
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:52 PM   #28
 
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So, which one do you use that only handles chlorine?
Chlorine and Heavy Metal Removers: Water Repair Series Neutralize by Foster & Smith Aquatics

The link states that it addresses heavy metals but the product description doesn't mention it.

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Old 02-03-2010, 04:32 PM   #29
 
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Chlorine and Heavy Metal Removers: Water Repair Series Neutralize by Foster & Smith Aquatics

The link states that it addresses heavy metals but the product description doesn't mention it.
Thanks Bob, I don't think this is available up here so it would be mail order. I'll bear this in mind though. Byron.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:05 PM   #30
 
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Ok, so if I try reading over this to answer my previous question.....

I'm better up going back to AquaSafe (that's what I had all the yrs before) once the Prime is empty. Not add ferts to my 55g AFTER the w/c but wait at least 1-2 days.

Check the pluming section for a adapter part of the python somehow put that then on the bathrm faucet and fill at least the 55g "untreated" and add the dechlorinator to the tank and keep doing the others by hand then...
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