Does anyone know if this powerhead can be used to drop in the tank and attach a piece of hose for water changes? The description says "pump and powerhead" . Any feedback would be great.
No. It needs water to pull through its intake, thereby it would blow more water out through the python hosing. The best way to clear a Python is to siphon the water while you are coiling the hose back up. I pull my Python back to the sink that feeding it, turn it on to siphon (full blast) and coil the hose up. As I lift each coil, the sink pulls the water out of the hose. By the time I am done, there is no more water in the hose.aritg3 said:Hmmm, can it be used completely outside of the tank as a mini aircompresser to blow the excess water still left in the siphon tube of my Python system?
You use that to pump water upstairs from the basement? I would nlove to set up tanks in my basement but the thought of lugging buckets up and down stairs has kept me from doing so. I have thought about using a mag drive pump with enough head pressure to pump out.gherlevi said:Absolutely.
I use a 1200 maxijet to "jumpstart" the siphon on a 3/4 in. hose that runs down into my basement. I use three elbows to create a "hanger" on one end of the hose, and the output of the maxijet slips loosely into the end.
For less than $20, it's pretty handy. I also use it to blow crud out from the rocks. I originally bought the 1200 to run a spraybar (left over from an Eheim), but it was way too strong. I dropped down to the 600.