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I attach a pump to the other end when I'm taking water out, only use the faucet to pull water out when I'm cleaning the gravel with the python siphon gravel cleaning end.
 

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Probably quite a bit if you are using the faucet flow to pull water. Long ago, I switched to draining via siphon rather than the python attachment. Still use the faucet attachment for filling 2 tanks as they are on same floor as kitchen sink. Basement tanks are filled via a hose connected to the tap I added at the hot water tank (hot and cold taps).
 

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Is the tank below the level of your faucet? If not you can turn the water off once the siphon is started.
 

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Old Newbie said:
If not you can turn the water off once the siphon is started.
I've never even considered this. Don't laugh, but I thought having the water on made it drain faster. If it's all the same, I can siphon it the old fashioned way into the tub, then move it to the sink when I'm ready to fill it. (okay you can laugh now!)
 

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Lol! I did that today. Ran water while draining and didn't need to. You aren't alone. Lol!
 
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