08-02-2013, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Austin
Yea I use it once but there's only Malaysian trumpet snails ATM... The hose was $10 and python is only 40... Maybe I can find a cheaper brand somewhere.
Speaking of which, you add the dechlorinator and then the tap water, and that's fine?
Yes to the dechlorinator, that is fine.
I wouldn't be as concerned about the garden hose issue. It you were, just let it run enough to flush out any sitting water first, but if it is stored dry or flushed first there is no water sitting in the hose long enough to absorb any chemicals.
If you anti up for the python or potable tubing... that works too, no reason not too. I just went to the local hardware store and bought 5/8" clear tubing, it was pretty cheap. I can't connect to my tap so a python would not work... and I find the size of the vacuum cylinder was too large too (I don't actually vacuum anymore anyway so that no longer matters). I use a little pump in the sink now to get water to the tank.