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Python Water Changer

Postby AfricanLove » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:58 am

I can't seem to find the anwser to this any where so I'm going to try here :thumb: After I start the siphon by turning the water on and I have it siphoning water is it ok to turn the water off. Just seems like a lot of wasted water to me.
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Re: Python Water Changer

Postby 13razorbackfan » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:21 pm

AfricanLove wrote:I can't seem to find the anwser to this any where so I'm going to try here :thumb: After I start the siphon by turning the water on and I have it siphoning water is it ok to turn the water off. Just seems like a lot of wasted water to me.

Yes but it will drain really slow. I do it all the time.
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Re: Python Water Changer

Postby bwestgsx06 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:54 pm

Is there a way to prevent water being wasted out of The
Faucet with these things? And with the reduced flow is it
Still good at sand vacuuming?
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Re: Python Water Changer

Postby rgr4475 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:10 pm

I turn my water off and it sucks debris and everything else up just fine. 50% of the water in my 180 takes about 15-20 mins tops.
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Re: Python Water Changer

Postby lilscoots » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:01 pm

Yes, you can turn the water off once it starts the siphon, speed will depend on the height of the water vs the height of the drain. It should still be enough to vacuum up debris but it may take some time if your tank isn't much higher than the drain.
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Re: Python Water Changer

Postby drexel187 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:05 am

Wow, I can't believe I never thought of that. Water costs a fortune in my area. Thanks again Cichlid Forum!
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Re: Python Water Changer

Postby moneygetter1 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:22 pm

I turn my water off and it sucks debris and everything else up just fine. 50% of the water in my 180 takes about 15-20 mins tops.


:thumb: :thumb: Yep, about the same. I have a very long run (about 90') but once it's started it does just fine. The little xtra time is worth the cost of the water saved. "T"
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