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Product Description:
Python Products PythonUsed to clean and fill your tank by attaching to an existing water faucet.
Product Specifications:
These siphons can be purchased with different lengths in both the siphon tube and in the hose. Siphon tubes come in sizes ranging from 20 inches to 72 inches. Hoses come in sizes from 25 feet to 100 feet.
User Ratings: (82 reviews)
Overall: 8.61
Value/Cost: 8.13
Effectiveness: 9.09
Quality: 8.20
Ease of use: 9.01
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Polarbear69 has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 10/10 April 4, 2012
"best bang for the buck"
quality at a fair price.
funnyjew2 has used this product for .
Overall Rating: 7.25/10 January 24, 2011
"Only good for 25 feet & On same floor as Tank"
I would only reccomend this product if your tank is within 25 feet of your faucett and on the same floor. Will not work if your tank is downstairs and sink is upstairs. You will be able to fill but not drain, and if the length is more than 25 feet and you have to go up/down stairs..forget it. NO suction and won't drain properly.

It's gravity based..remember
Norse76 has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 9.25/10 April 22, 2009
"Beats the old ways hands down!!"
I love my Python. Ever since I purchased it, cleaning my tanks have been 100x easier. The only problem I see was with the rinky cheapo plastic piece that threads into your sink. You can purchase the brass version of that piece and it helps greatly, no more stripping!
yashua201 has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 8.25/10 January 30, 2009
"Better than a bucket..."
This product is better than a 5 gallon bucket, especially if you have more than one tank. I have 350 gallons of water between the 6 tanks that I have set up. It makes the changes easier for sure, but the same downside that almost everyone who owns one will agree on is the cheap plastic faucet connectors. After breaking mine while hand tightening it (easier to do than you think), the solution that I found was the adapter for a water bed fill kit. These can be a little difficult to find, but call around to local hardware stores. The piece is identical in design, but the quality is MUCH better than the Python OEM.
niccomau has used this product for .
Overall Rating: 10/10 January 7, 2009
"Works Great!"
Works really really really good! When siphoning it works faster for me to hook it up to the hose as the water pressure is more intense from the spigot outside. Only problems I have ever had with it is when I used it to vacuum out sand (on purpose). If I vacummed too much the connection to the spigot would get a lil clogged. If you do it slow enough though it smooth sailing when trying to cut down the depth of your sand bed.
kevin3020 has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 6/10 January 4, 2009
"Good but bad"
I use one of these and i love them, but there is only one problem, the little pieces keep breaking. The connector and the thing that controls suck and blow
nipzie has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 2.5/10 December 7, 2008
"great idea, awful quality"
Leaky, cheap plastic parts and a high price tap offset a good idea. while trying to tighten the pump and fill valve hand tightening caused it to snap. they sent me a new one, but same problem. good thing it is attatched to a laundry tub with a basement drain 3 feet away. piece of garbage. if you can find a different company, buy that product instead.
jkop has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 October 12, 2008
"What's the catch......there isn't one!"
When I first heard about this in the UK - my first though was... what's the catch? Why don't I see these in every shop in town?

After plugging it in then sitting down with a beer, getting up to flick the switch to "fill" and sitting back down again, a normally tedious and wet water change was done in no time!!

I can't believe I didn't buy one before!

Cost was approx £40 in the UK, ok not the cheapest for actually what's it's made up of but it's the end result that counts and that makes it tbe best £40 I ever spent!
rrcoolj has used this product for .
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 May 17, 2008
"Water changes are so much easier"
This tool is a must for all aquarist. All you do is hook it up to the focet and let the vaccum do the rest. It makes water changes a breeze.

ALthough the suction is a little low, it's still a great product and I highly reccomend it.
partsrep has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 9.25/10 January 28, 2008
"An aquarist must have!"
The Python is a must have maintainance tool for any serious aquarist. I found if you want to save some water you can get the siphon started with the faucet, then turn the faucet off and it keeps on draining. It takes a little longer, but saves a lot of water.
The downside is the parts wear out and it can spray wildly around the sink when worn. I've wrapped a rag around it and at the faucet and that keeps things from becoming a mess.
theyeti76 has used this product for .
Overall Rating: 8.25/10 January 6, 2008
"A must with larger tanks"
It definately beats the old bucket drain and fill method. It is worth what you pay for it but does suffer significant wear and tear.
adderbrain5 has used this product for .
Overall Rating: 8.25/10 September 6, 2007
"great concept, somewhat foolish design"
i really did love this product for a while and it worked great, but after a while the plastic on metal(who ever came up with that one?) fittings wore out and it would become a major disaster every time it would randomly fly off the faucet spraying my entire kitchen(the faucet pressure isnt even that high). luckily you can buy replacement fittings which I've had to do. the other thing is that it can be a little inconvienient to find out what type of fittings you can even use beacause many times you need to buy an adapter for your faucet whihc is around 10 dollars
st.jimme26 has used this product for .
Overall Rating: 9.25/10 August 18, 2007
"I guess great things come with large price tags!"
this is an absoulute must for every aquarasist, although expensive it is THE MOST usefull thing on the market for cleaning...it also does waist quite a bit of water, but nontheless it is AWSOME.
GJx has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 8/10 July 24, 2007
"Integral for the large tank"
Been using Python for 19-20 years now & I wouldn't be w/o one.

I would caution anyone to buy it with all of the adapators that you MIGHT need & understand that wear & tear on some of the joints will occur & they can be replaced over time.

I'd also caution anyone with one to watch the faucet connection as over time it will leak & spray all over the place.

Overall it is a mainstay in my home.
R-DUB has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 July 21, 2007
"AWESOME"
I can remember the days prior to the PYTHON. Buckets,lifting,pouring. A labor intensive nightmare. Now I simply "snap" the connector to the faucet(using the brass snap fitting sold separately)turn on the water, and clean my gravel. To fill; just adjust the temp and switch the directional flow over and fill. A child could do it. If you cannot use this you are an egg-head. Maybe the bucket method is more to your intellectual capacity. LABOR SAVER INNOVATIVE EFFECTIVE BUY ONE OR USE A BUCKET YOUR CHOICE!!!!
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