09-21-2012, 06:44 PM
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Python Vac Vs Marina Aquavac, 25 ft Vs 50 ft
I am in the process of comparing Python vacuums with Marina Aquavac vacuums right now. I currently have 2 x 55 gallon tanks, one 35 and one 20, and I do it all with buckets. It's a lot of buckets. Takes my wife and I an hour to an hour and a half once a week. We'll have a 220 gallon tank soon so the buckets have to go.
The thing about the Python (I've heard the Marina Aquavac is actually sturdier) is 3 of the 5 tanks are within 25 foot range, one is right on the cusp, and one needs about 6 more feet. I'm hoping I can extend it with a short hose because I really don't want to buy a 50 footer when 4 of my 5 tanks are 25 feet from the tap or less.
I'm worried the 50 footer might be too long, as for most of the tanks there will be 30 extra feet coiled on the ground. Will it still siphon with all that excess hose?