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Canadian Fish 09-21-2012 06:44 PM

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?

Tigris 09-21-2012 07:08 PM

Yes it will, I have a 25 ft and the tanks are about 10-15 ft. It still suctions welL
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Freshcatch 09-21-2012 07:30 PM

They do make a 10 and 20 foot extension for the Python. In any case it will still vacuum with the added distance.

Canadian Fish 09-21-2012 07:46 PM

My tap only seems to have around 1/4" of threading. Is that enough? Doesn't seem like much.

Reefing Madness 09-21-2012 07:49 PM

Yup, its not under alot of pressure. I've been using the Python for many years.

drhemlock2 09-21-2012 08:23 PM

where would one find links to these products both of them.

Tigris 09-21-2012 08:26 PM

Petsmart and petco sale some
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Canadian Fish 09-21-2012 08:27 PM

So it should fit on this sort of faucet?

drhemlock2, if you google them, they sell them all over the place. I'm looking online in Canada so my links probably wouldn't do you much good.

Tigris 09-21-2012 08:40 PM

Yes, the adapter that comes with the faucet adapters has a piece that unscrews to reveal the female end
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Canadian Fish 09-21-2012 08:44 PM

I was just worried there wouldn't be enough for it to screw on to.

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