No need for buckets, spilling, or lifting with the Python Water Change Systems. This is our preferred system for changing water in our office and home tanks. By simply hooking up the pump end to any standard faucet you can easily remove water from your aquarium and have it drain directly into the sink. The control valve let you quickly control the flow of water through the Water Change System giving you precise control of the flow, and amount of water removed.
- Metal connection to faucet
- Saves time
- No siphon needed or buckets to empty aquariums
- Easy to use design with control valve
- Replacement fittings available
Love it. By Cat on 3/29/2017Cat would recommend this product to a friendI absolutely love my new python water change system. It has cut the time on my water changes in half. The only thing that even came close to bugging me wast he short vacuum tube it originally came with. It was an easy fix by ordering a longer replacement tube.
best thing I ever bought for maintenance By Justin on 3/28/2017Justin would recommend this product to a friendSo easy to use, no water drips all over the house. Makes water change chores a thing of the past.
Cut my water change time in half By Andy on 1/25/2017Andy would recommend this product to a friendLove this product. I have the 50 foot version. It works great. I can move it around the tank without breaking the siphon. I use this and a 33 gallon garbage can on wheels as a mixing station. Water changes have never been easier. No buckets, not hassle, no fuss.
Can't see how it could clean gravel. No suction. By Derrek on 1/21/2017Derrek wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have a 93 gallon cube and I hooked the python up to the sink in my laundry room. For filling, it's fine. For "cleaning" it can barely function as a siphon. There is no way it could pull gravel up and clean it. There wasn't enough suction to pull suspended particles into the gravel tube. I tried using it like a normal siphon on to a shower floor (instead of the sink for gravity reasons), but the suction still was not good enough to pull anything into the tube.
I don't see how this product could possibly work as advertised. I will likely need to use my standard siphon into a bucket. It was much faster to do that to empty the cube (from a vinegar bath cleaning) than use this thing.
Not worth the money. Just get a cheap hose and use that.
Easy to Use By Jason on 1/14/2017Jason would recommend this product to a friendGood way to fill and drain tank using water pressure from a sink. The shutoff valve is a nice feature to prevent issues.
Easy to use By Jessica on 2/22/2016Jessica would recommend this product to a friendI actually prefer this on freshwater tanks with heavier gravel than the lighter sand used in reef tanks but it still works you just have to be more careful. You can siphon out quite a bit of gunk with this unit and you can adjust the power by how strongly you turn on your faucets. It makes doing a water change much easier than a cup and a bucket especially on larger tanks.
Excellent! By Mike on 6/10/2015Mike would recommend this product to a friendAs advertised. Easy to use and you can actually feel the difference in quality versus some other ones out there.
Excellent! By Terri on 6/4/2015Terri would recommend this product to a friendI have used the Python for about 30 years. I've tried other means of WC's and always go back to the Python. It's easy! I do water changes on 3 tanks on 2 different floors presently. Parts are available as I've needed a couple over the years. It's definitely worth the investment IMO.
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The tubing is Inside Diameter. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
It will depend on the water pressure from the source faucet however in most cases this can draw water up to 5-10 ffet up. Much higher on standard homes water pressure and the system is not able to reach much higher than 10'. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
In short, placing larger amounts of saltwater in a septic system would cause issues. We unfortunately are not qualified to answer directly however it would have a negative impact on bacteria and other elements in the tank. Overall another drain alternative may need to be found. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!