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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: (84 reviews)
Overall: 8.62
Value/Cost: 8.14
Effectiveness: 9.11
Quality: 8.20
Ease of use: 9.01
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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!!!!
hle_81 has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 10/10 July 20, 2007
"Python = time saver"
I don't know what I would do without a Python. I use buckets to change the water in my tank in the past, and it took forever. Since I got a Python, water changes are a breeze with no heavy lifting. A must have for all fishkeepers.
key has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 5.5/10 July 9, 2007
"COULD BE STRONGER"
maybe I need to have more water pressure and waste more water
OmegaXX has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 1/10 April 10, 2007
"This is horrible"
I decided to go for Python brand for quality, but instead I get a package missing the tap adapter.

So I had to go to Home Depot and spend six bucks on one. The threads in that didn't exactly line up so then the threads were stripped and water squirts out from the tap.

Then, the green plastic thing broke in half so now I can't suck water out of the tank anymore.

I'm not happy. Buy a different brand.
smkranz has used this product for 1-3 Months.
Overall Rating: 10/10 February 24, 2007
"Was skeptical...but not any more !!"
I have a 65 gal. tank in our living room. Had been using a siphon vaccuum into a bucket...back and forth. Then back and forth again to refill. No more.

I did two things to improve useability for me: I cut the 50-ft. length down by about 12 ft. which improved the suction and got rid of excess length. Second, I am a homebrewer and frequently use hose attachments for the kitchen faucet. For this purpose, I already have a portable dishwasher-style aerator attachment on the faucet. It allows me to quickly attach hoses to the faucet with "quick-disconnects". These adapters use the same garden-hose threads used by the Python pump. I simply screwed one of these onto the pump. Now when I need to do a water change, all I do is snap it on and turn on the water.
evobeaner has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 August 23, 2007
"very surprised how well it worked."
i recently purchased this product a few days ago. having also a 160 gallon tank i needed something simple to make easy water changes. this product is a godsend. works very well as advertised. also the very flexible soft tubing is perfect for siphoning manuverability. the only thing i would change is an increase in flow rate. other than that it is almost perfect.
jgulecas has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 7.5/10 January 2, 2007
"Great Idea Marred by Shoddy Quality"
You absolutely need one of these or an equivalent for a large tank.

Connect to an indoor or outdoor faucet. Turn on. Fill your tank. You will have to add water conditioner to the tank first, with the dosage based on total tank capacity, not the amount of water added.

To change water, turn a switch, turn on the faucet to get a siphon suction going. When the siphon is going, you can turn the faucet off so you don't waste any more water. At that point, I disconnect the faucet connection and let the water drain in the front yard.

Water changes could not be easier without actually having a faucet and drain hooked up to the tank!

I love my Python, but I am consistently having constant problems with the faucet connection coming apart, and have had it come apart at another connection as well. Cheap plastic fittings where brass or at least better plastic would be better.
scubadan has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 6.75/10 December 3, 2006
"Expensive....but makes water changes alot easier"
very expensive for plastic tubing, for water changes and new tank setups it is great!! The only thing I do not like about the python is it is not powerful enough to get any waste at the bottom, I still use a cheap gravel washer for that.
eklikewhoa has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 10/10 November 27, 2006
"No fish hobbyist should be without one!"
when it comes time for water changes theres nothing that helps like the python! 352.5gallons between 6 tanks all done in about an hour with the python hooked up to the garden hose!
david_l has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 0.25/10 October 30, 2006
"not very good"
It is easy to fill and drain your water. However, it does not have enough power to remove dirty stuffs.

I would use regular siphon to clean my gravels and fill water back with the bucket. That way you save water conditioner also. If you fill water directly to the tank from the faucet, you have to add water conditioner for the whole volume of the tank.
Left Coast DJ has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 8.75/10 September 15, 2006
"Indispensable for larger tanks!"
Great product - especially for large tanks. No more bucket brigade!

One caveat: When siphoning, it tends to waste tap water. So this might not be ideal for desert communities where water usage is at a premium. However, you can always use this to siphon without attaching to a faucet, and then attach to a faucet to fill tank.
tuccis8 has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 10/10 August 13, 2006
"The Best!"
This is like a dream come true. Since I have been using this I water change more often and my tanks and fish look 100% better. Well worth the money.
Guinnessman has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 8.25/10 August 11, 2006
"Great to use, but expensive."
This is an awesome tool, but little pricey for what it is. Let's face it, it's a pile of plastic. I've got a great deal on it. So, if you're looking for one wait for a good sale and make the investment, as it is well worth it. There is a downside though. It's hard to mix water conditioner while filling the tank.
mitch91175 has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 9.75/10 May 28, 2006
"WIll not use anything else!!!"
I am a newbie with fish tanks, but growing up my dad had numerous tanks and I remember what a pain it was when he changed water. Well I did my first water change and I must say the Python made it a simple as possible. One thing that I noticed is a minor leak but I think I may just need to tighten it a little. I would highly recommend this product to anyone.
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