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porksnorkel 02-18-2008 07:45 PM

silly python upgrade
 
ok the verdicts still out on this one, but have a look anyway. the object here is to be a ble to drain a tank to a predetermined level, w/out having to stand over it. can also be filled w/out having to hold the hose, but i don't recommend leaving the room while filling.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...anopies034.jpg

what ur looking at, is basically the business end of a python run through some sink piping, easily located at the hardware store. the other end gets drained on the lawn, then hooked back up to a faucet, for filling.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...anopies035.jpg

as u can see, the unit hangs all by itself. just close the lid on it. of course gravel vaccuming is not optional w/ this upgrade. the python debris cylinder can be cut to any lengh, to drain a specific amount of water. total cost...under $5.

herefishy 02-19-2008 12:49 AM

I have a buddy that uses something similar using a 1 1/4" lavatory tail piece with 1 1/2" pipe and a 1 1/4"-1 1/2" gasket. He just drains his water on the floor. His fishroom is in his basement, so nobody panic here.

porksnorkel 02-19-2008 08:44 AM

man i wish i could do that!

okiemavis 02-19-2008 02:26 PM

I'd be worried about a curious fish swimming into it and ending up down the drain. Have you considered putting some mesh over it? Other than that it's awesome though- great for HUGE tanks that take ages for even a small % water change.

porksnorkel 02-19-2008 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by okiemavis
I'd be worried about a curious fish swimming into it and ending up down the drain. Have you considered putting some mesh over it? Other than that it's awesome though- great for HUGE tanks that take ages for even a small % water change.

hopefully that won't happen okie. don't currently have any fish small enough to get in there, but i will soon, so interesting addition that would make.


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