tank cleaning - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 16 Old 08-30-2006, 07:20 PM
I added 75 ft on to my 25 ft hose and it works like a charm. I never turn the water of though.
usmc121581 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 16 Old 09-02-2006, 06:37 AM
New Member
 
Do you syphon water out of the tank and directly into the garden to need 75 ft of hose? So far mine just goes into a bucket that i cart off. But sending the water directly outside seems a timesaver. [/quote]

Oceane cichlid and cats mostly
Oceane is offline  
post #13 of 16 Old 09-02-2006, 08:28 AM
Member
 
SKAustin's Avatar
 
The advantages to the python is that it is hooked directly to the sink faucet. This not only aids in starting the suction, but in refilling the tank. If your sink sits higher than or equal to the base of your tank, the suction will be minimal. In the event that this is the problem, run the hose out of a window and let it empty outside. the farther below your tank the other end of the hose is, the more suction you will have. If an outside window is not an option, try running it to a bathtub.

Take pride in what you do, for it is a reflection of who you are.


The Haunting Grounds - SKAustin's Reef Diary - Part 2 (the 75g upgrade)
SKAustin is offline  
post #14 of 16 Old 09-29-2006, 04:37 PM
New Member
 
This was the topic I was looking for. Here's my situation. I am in the process of putting a tank into my basement. The nearest faucet is upstairs (water spicket outside is just as far if not further). I have a 50' python with about another 25' extension (wouldn't reach with just hte 50'). I get NO suction (obviously since the tank is well below the faucet level). Does anyone have any suggestions? I am cleaning it right now it's going to be an African Cichlid tank. It is 265 gallons so the battery operated syphon would not cut it. Thanks in advance for the help. I am at a loss here...

Mike
blnkndufus is offline  
post #15 of 16 Old 09-29-2006, 04:49 PM
Member
 
Amphitrite's Avatar
 
Hi Mike, I've never tried a python but here's what I do. Somebody on the forum kindly gave me a powerhead, and I link this up to a length of tubing and drain water in and out of the tank using a large bucket. It's not ideal, as obviously you still have to lift the buckets but it's still much quicker than doing it by hand.

How about putting a sink in your basement? Is that a possiblity?

ʎɐqǝ uo pɹɐoqʎǝʞ ɐ ʎnq ı ǝɯıʇ ʇsɐן ǝɥʇ sı sıɥʇ
Amphitrite is offline  
post #16 of 16 Old 09-29-2006, 06:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by blnkndufus
This was the topic I was looking for. Here's my situation. I am in the process of putting a tank into my basement. The nearest faucet is upstairs (water spicket outside is just as far if not further). I have a 50' python with about another 25' extension (wouldn't reach with just hte 50'). I get NO suction (obviously since the tank is well below the faucet level). Does anyone have any suggestions? I am cleaning it right now it's going to be an African Cichlid tank. It is 265 gallons so the battery operated syphon would not cut it. Thanks in advance for the help. I am at a loss here...

Mike
I agree. Either a pump or powerhead may do the trick. Or you can hire a plumber to get plumbing downstairs as well.
crazie.eddie is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cleaning tank sheena0709 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 3 07-16-2008 06:05 AM
cleaning out a tank southafrica1001 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 11 06-14-2008 11:58 AM
Cleaning Used Tank? bluesteel Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 7 04-07-2008 12:17 AM
help with cleaning a new used tank ilovemybubbles Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 1 02-09-2008 04:53 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome