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fishmom3 08-29-2006 08:51 PM

tank cleaning
 
Hello I just purchased a python tank cleaning system. It works great for replacing the tank water for my water changes. The problem is when I tried to suck the water out it has alot less suction than my short syphon has and it wil not clean the gravel very well. I have good water pressure but maybe it is because of the hose length witch is forty five feet.

Nick 08-30-2006 12:10 AM

FORTY FIVE FEET!!!! I would definatly recommend cutting that down some. I mean that is a lot of hose no wonder there is less suction!

zeb_nz 08-30-2006 05:47 AM

Re: tank cleaning
 
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Originally Posted by fishmom3
Hello I just purchased a python tank cleaning system. It works great for replacing the tank water for my water changes. The problem is when I tried to suck the water out it has alot less suction than my short syphon has and it wil not clean the gravel very well. I have good water pressure but maybe it is because of the hose length witch is forty five feet.

i think he means 4-5ft, could always cut it :D

Lauri 08-30-2006 07:13 AM

Forty-five feet really isnt outta the question. I have 3 25ft pieces to clean the tank in the living room. Fishmom3 have you tried leaving the water running after sucktion has started? Normaly once the water reaches the sink hook up you turn the water off and it will keep sucking. I leave the water running saves a little time and sucks the gravel much cleaner.

joeshmoe 08-30-2006 09:12 AM

I hate cleaning with those kind of thing so I bought battery powerd gravel vac and work pretty darn good.

Nick 08-30-2006 12:24 PM

Oh you got it? Does it work pretty good?

joeshmoe 08-30-2006 12:55 PM

ya it got it in two days! it said it would take 7. its realy good and it come with a algea scurber the sucks the algea of the glass.! its great

girlofgod 08-30-2006 04:17 PM

did you order it off the net? you have a link? i dont know what that is, but i bought just a regular plastic hose thingy with a bigger section at one end for cleaning the tank and it has NO suction...i hold it down to the gravel area and the stuff just floats around it...it picks nothing up...so anyways...any ideas?

bri

Nick 08-30-2006 04:40 PM

the least you could do is shorten the hose 10 - 15 feet. I mean what do you have to lose? ( besides 15 feet lol ) Mine is just a little syphon thingy. The cylinder thingy that you use to do the gravel vac is only an inch in a half in diameter ( was for a 10 gallon, and im using it for a 55 gallon and it works! ) and its only 3 feet long and it picks up everything.

joeshmoe 08-30-2006 04:55 PM

yup http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113164


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