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Way to make filtration better?
Old 08-17-2013, 11:17 PM   #21
 
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Gravel may, gravel may not. You like to gamble?
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:11 AM   #22
 
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Honestly, I've priced it out to build your own and you don't really save anything (compared to the cheaper water changers). Pythons are more expensive than the aqueons. Even at $40 for the python, you will be thrilled to have spent that money after the first time you use it.
Why is it not saving money to make your own?


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Old 08-18-2013, 12:14 AM   #23
 
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Oh, right, al,ost forgot. Adding to the giant mess of the Goldies, I have a bristlenose pleco in there too! Wee.... My water is not possible to cool down for the goldfish, I'm in the desert. So the BN gets the temp here. The zucchini might add to the mess a little too.


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Old 08-18-2013, 12:33 AM   #24
 
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Why is it not saving money to make your own?


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Because the cost of all the components will be about the same as the cost of the aqueon changer.
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:43 AM   #25
 
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Because the cost of all the components will be about the same as the cost of the aqueon changer.
Are you recommending a python or an Aqueon?


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Old 08-18-2013, 01:02 AM   #26
 
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It doesn't matter - they do exactly the same thing, the same exact way. The advantage the pythons have over the aqueons is that the pythons have metal sink adapters and the aqueon is plastic, i believe. Of course you can buy a metal adapter if you need later.
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:10 AM   #27
 
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I think you can get a drinking water hose (or garden hose if you aren't paranoid about chemicals... Most people seem okay), for about $10. And a sink adaptor for maybe $4 at a hardware store.

Oh of you're asking how to stop it from gettin dirty so fast then idk. But tap water has chloramines and chlorine that apparently kills the good bacteria if you use tap water. I'm not sure whether or not you can use clean conditioned water though...
That's what I have. Some online sites sell really cheap tubing that I use and it has an adapter for the sink. Cost me around $15, works like a charm.
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