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why is it no matter how carefull i am doing water changes but i always seem to end up with wet socks....think im going to invent a new way to do it without getting wet socks!!! just thought id rant for a giggle lol
 

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Are you using buckets?? Get yourself a "python hose" style water changer. I never have wet feet when using one of those.

I have the first one on the left in the first row. And worth every penny I might add.
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There are other brands out there too btw.
 

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Python is just awesome.
 

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I should say tho... that while it eliminates wet feet... you MUST be very very careful not to get on the phone distracted, walking around the house while chatting, forgetting all about the running water flowing non-stop from faucet to tank. :shock:
You MUST pay attention to it or else.
 

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I've walked in to my bedroom and found the sevs laying on their sides in order to stay wet. I've also overfilled tanks so the wet socks aren't necessarily a thing of the past....
 

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defiantly getting one of those pythons,,they actually seem real good and come in diff lengths which is a bonus..im 6"2 tall but hate submersing my whole arm to reach the bottom lol...i havent walked off distracted from the water change.....yet.!
 

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Well I know of someone who would do water changes when she popped home at lunch time to let the dogs out... YUP... went back to work while it was refilling! :shock:
 

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I'm one of the few who still use buckets. I like to use the waste water for gardening and hey, old traditions die hard. I keep spills to a minimum by having extra buckets and only filling about halfway. I was siphoning directly to a large tub outside using a garden hose, but its so easy to get distracted and drain the tank. I would have to agree that a python is probaly the most advisable method for water changes.

Wet socks are so unpleasent, especially if they are wet with fish water! Wear flip flops and keep a towel and a pair of dry socks and shoes nearby for when your done (ha ha).
 

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I agree, nothing is more annoying than wet socks! I can't use a python, as my sink is not low enough, so I have to use buckets--no other choice. And I've overfilled about three times (you would think I would learn). Its so easy, as someone said, to get distracted, and it seems that bucket is overflowing before you know it!
 
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