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How do you remove chlorine, etc.?

If this hooks up directly to the tap, how do you treat the water to remove chlorine, chlorimines, etc.? Do you remove the fish, do the water change/vacuum, add new water straight from the tap, then treat the water inside the aquarium tank, then put fish back in? Thank you.
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You have to buy a tap water conditioner to remove chlorine and chloramine from tap water. You DO NOT remove the fish, as doing so could shock, stress, and kill them depending on how sensitive your fish are. With this product, add the tap water condiitoner, dosing to the TOTAL VOLUME OF YOUR TANK. NOT THE AMOUNT YOU ARE REPLACING. Dose the total volume of the tank because you are using the 'direct fill' method. You want to add the dechlorinator BEFORE you start refilling the tank by reversing the flow of the water changer. However, if you were doing the bucket method, where you are dechlorinating the water in the bucket before adding it to your tank, dose to the volume that is in the bucket. The bucket method works best for smaller aquariums while the direct fill method is best for large aquariums.
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I was concerned about this myself, so I asked the local stores that use the python and what they do - the response was, add the chemicals before the water and don't worry about it, chemicals like Prime or Stress Coat can be added up to 5 times the recommended dosage, by the time you add the new water no harm will have come to your fish - just approximate the gallons removed, add the chemical and fill the tank.
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hi...you only need to remove about a 3rd of the water...and you can have tap water set aside in a 5 gal bucket ...letting the water sit for more then a few days will remove the chlorine..

this is how I clean my tanks..and my fish are happy.
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I use a similar product for changing water. I only change 25% of my water every month. Once I have removed 25% of the water, I then place my chlorine treatment chemical in the tank. I use enough chemical to treat slightly more than the water I am changing. I then immediately add the new tap water. I have used this method 5 times now and my fish seem to tolerate it very well with no observation of stress.
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Does this have the BRASS faucet conector?

50' Length
SKU: 78123

I know they sell this with a plastic faucet connector too. The picture you show on line is brass. I just don't want to end up with plastic.it doesnt hold up. I am not talking about the green plastic that the brass screws into.
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I just received my python from Petco and yes it does come with the brass connector.
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That's the perk with Python - it comes with the brass connector!!! And it works great.
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Mine came with free brass upgrade connector and a note stating they upgraded the product .
Yes, it comes with brass.
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yes it does it works perfectly was that good for you
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Sandy Bottom

I have a smooth sandy bottom. How good a job does this do for a very fine smooth sandy bottom. I had one several years ago that I broke, that worked great for my rocky bottom. But, this bottom I have now is totally different. Can anyone answer my question?
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yes it does work for sandy bottoms. If you are not familiar with the youtube channel solid gold they use those vacuums for sandy bottoms and it works fine.
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Yes this vacuum works for sandy bottoms. I recommend this product. If by any chance the sand does get sucked up get a really fine mesh and use a rubber band to attach it to the intake tube
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It will work just as well. With the fine sand only go in 1/4 inch into the sand. Depending on the size of your aquarium a longer gravel tube also helps.
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How long is the pickup tube?

Looks about about 1 foot in the pics, would like a longer one.
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I believe that the tube that comes with the product is 10 inches. I did research longer tubes and found that they can be ordered directly through Python and there were various sizes to choose from.
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Approximately six feet
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chlorinated water

watched a video and read peoples reports of how wonderful this is for adding water to their tank.
do all these people have non-chlorinated water coming out of their tap? shows water from the tap right into an existing tank with fish and plants. doesnt the chlorine hurt if not kill the fish before you have a chance to put drops in the water to get rid of the chlorine? hasnt the damage already been done to the fish?
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It doesnt really make a difference; noticable atleast. Scientificaly I'm sure its not as ideal, but i havent had any problems (along with countless others.) Just add Conditioner in while your filling.
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It is safe to add your dechlorinator to the flow of in coming water to your tank. We have a video at Pythonproducts.com that shows it with the dechlorinator being added.
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For filling up and draining?

Will this product fill and drain, or do you need to buy something else to drain?
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It will fill and drain.
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Yes, our AMERICA made system will drain and fill. No, you do not need to buy anything else.
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The closest place to hook this up would be a bathroom sink. Will it connect to that?

We had one of these in the past, and loved it, but only used it at the kitchen sink. Haven't had any tanks set up in about 6 years, and it got thrown out.
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Just like with the kitchen sinks, the system will attach to most bathroom sinks. For some of the newer sinks that have newer threads we have 2 new accessory brass adaptors available if needed.If the only sink you can hook up to is the kitchen then we do make longer units (25' 50' 75' 100') and add on extensions (10' 20').
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This could be hooked to a bathroom sink.
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Does it clean gravel very well? Does it take gravel in it?

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I personally had absolutely no problem with this grabbing any gravel while suctioning and I could see debris being taken up in the tube so I think it did a great job.
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Yes, it lifts the gravel part way into the gravel tube, churns it, separates the dirt, and sucks it out with the dirty water.
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What is the width for the Python Gravel Cleaner hose?

I have small spaces to maneuver the Python Gravel Cleaner & I need the exact width for the hose.
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Gravel tube is 2" and tubing is 5/8"
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can i hook it up to were i hook my hose up outside insead of my faucet ?

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I am sure that you could if the width of your exterior faucet is compatible, which i think it would be. My only question would be the temp of the water as most exterior faucets are only hooked to cold water lines i believe.
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can I order the faucet adapter only on line

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Contact Python directly at pythonparts@aol.com
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If you purchase one that is too long will it affect the ability of the syphon to work properly?

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The tubing just needs to reach the floor from it's starting point in the tank. It'll siphon as long as the tank is above the receiving vessel on the floor or above the floor. Keep the tubing as short as possible.
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Can you use this to drain the tank?

Or you can only use it fill fresh water in? Thanks
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Any siphon will drain the tank. Faucet water needs to be aged or treated before putting fish in the tank. Not a fast filler of water in the tank as the tube is only about .5 inches.
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How does it connect to faucet?

The nearest sink to my tank is my kitchen sink which has a button to switch between stream and shower options. Would I still be able to hook it to this sink or would I need to attach it to a bathroom faucet instead?
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You can go to Pythonproducts.com and review the video.You should be able to attach to most of the pull out faucets.
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My vacuum no longer pumps water in, it just pulls water out whether or not I have it set to drain. Is it broken?

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Please call us at 414-355-7000 M - F 8 to 4 central time.
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my faucet is an older style does this have a diffrent conector?

my faucet is hard to explain I can not screw the top of the tube to my sink because of the fiffrent style of my sink is there a different connector for this product that will work on my sink???
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Untreated or aged tap-water should not be used in a fish tank.
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I lost the directions, on how to get it hooked up

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Contact Python Products directly at 414-355-7000 M - F and we will send you a new set.
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Is the Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Maintence System sold in 30'?

I see it is sold in 25' and 50'?
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This Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Maintenance System come only in four sizes: 25 feet, 50 feet, 75 feet and 100 feet.
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