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Ok so quick a short story. I moved into a new house and found out that my 80 gal tank was close anough to a water source to buy and use a Python water changer. So a did and it was great but soon after I had to move back to another hose and my tank was far from a water source. So I huffed water to and from the tank making it a very time consuming manually difficult task. (not to mention the water I would spill along the way ) But now I have found a way to fix that problem. If you find your self in the same problem just follow the step by step directions below and stop toting that water. Note I have a Aqueon water changer and am not sure if the "python" has the same connections. First what you will need. An Aqueon water changer (mine was the 25 foot) http://www.amazon.com/Aqueon-Aquarium-Water-Changer-Feet/dp/B000YAJKL6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373919333&sr=8-1&keywords=water+changer A Water hose with standard connections (I got this) http://www.amazon.com/Rumford-Gardener-75-Feet-Expanding-Hose/dp/B00AE23LDC/ref=pd_sim_lg_7 A sink adapter (if your sink has inside fine threads like mine if not you may not need this) http://www.amazon.com/Lees-Ultimate-Faucet-Adapter-Metal/dp/B0002APTXG/ref=sr_1_5?s=kitchen-bath&ie=UTF8&qid=1373919867&sr=1-5&keywords=sink+water+hose+adapter or http://www.amazon.com/Aqueon-6093-06093-Faucet-Adaptor/dp/B00176B01Y/ref=pd_sim_petsupplies_1 Ok so now how this works. 1) Attach the sink adapter to female end of water hose then attach to sink. (if the adapter is not needed skip this step) 2) Remove water control valve from the sink assembly and place at male end of the water hose (note you may need to place an extra rubber O-ring in the water control valve for water tight fit.) 3) Place the Aqueon sink water flow adapter on the water cutoff valve you just placed on the male end on the hose. You now have the refill assembly complete For the water removal you can still use the water changer syphon to pump water out a window (this is what I done) or you can remove the flow adapter and connect the tubing to the water hose and use the added length to extend how far the water can travel to place out a door or bridge the gap between a second floor window and the ground. Hope this helps I got the 75' hose for 19.99 and the sink adapter for 3.50 for a total of $22.49 I needed an extra 60' so if I got the Aqueon exertions I would have needed 3 at around $20-25 a piece for a total of $60-75.
I'm offering to do CRITIQUES on any photographs... I'll offer tips and give some techniques. I don't mean to over promote myself but I am an art student looking for new experinces in teaching others through constructive critisizm / critiques. I'm also semi-pro. P.S. Look HERE: if you want free art of your best quality goldfish photos! http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/112209-free-art-drawings-paintings-digitals-etc-of-your-best-goldfish-picture/
Just thought I would share this in the plant forum since it's directly related to plants (instead of the DIY). My fish tend to kill my plants so I decided to "contain" the plants. I used a plastic iced tea holder from the Chinese Food Store (lol) and made holes in it for water circulation. I placed at the edge of the top of the tank and used my lamp to hold it in place. The anacharis are thriving in it so far. I'm sure there's a fancier way to do this but I thought I would share. btw that's my thermometer hanging from the plastic container lol