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Old 06-01-2013, 10:30 PM   #1 
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Water changers for small tanks?

I was just wondering if a water changer such as the Python or the Aqueon one....This: http://www.amazon.com/Aqueon-Aquariu.../dp/B000YAJKL6
Would be okay to use for a small betta tank...I am very interested in this because I have a weak back lol....Does anyone use this for their small tanks?
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:58 PM   #2 
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By small I mean 5 gallon by the way lol....mayyybe 2.5
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:42 PM   #3 
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I use a very small siphon for my 3 gallon. You can always remove the siphon part and just use the airline for very teeny tanks. :)
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:46 PM   #4 
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I use a very small siphon for my 3 gallon. You can always remove the siphon part and just use the airline for very teeny tanks. :)
Thank you :). I assume I just need to turn down the flow for a small tank?
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:25 AM   #5 
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You have an adjustable one? That's pretty cool.

Meaning I don't know, I suppose, not having one myself. :p
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:14 AM   #6 
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I just diagonally cut cheap air hose, on both ends. One is so it fits into the turkey baster..other is angled so it follows the bottom of the tank, and careful about picking up fry or baby snails, etc. It also does a nice job in all the corners and gets into hard to reach areas. Plus, it's see through so, you can see if you suck up something you don't want to. I have gotten one or two fry..up close and person..thing is, with air house, it comes out slow so not to shock the fish.
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:06 AM   #7 
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I don't use my python for my smaller tanks, 10g or less, but I believe some people do. I think they've modified it because the nozzle is rather larger. You could remove the nozzle & adjust the suction probably pretty easy either at the tap or probably with the valve on the changer.
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:32 AM   #8 
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Now. This is what I need. I have a new topfin gravel vac which has knocked my changes duration in half but these python things are amazing. I wouldn't use it on a 5g but only because my place is small enough that I can bring buckets of clean water to the tank.

I used a python on my 55g when I had turtles. Let me tell you. My life was made so easy with that thing!
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:30 AM   #9 
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Oh lol. Well it says online that the aqueon water changer has flow control so I thought it would work for a 5g.

The reason I want to get one is because I have a bad back, so carrying even 2.5-3 gallons in the bucket is kind of hard on me; as well as leaning over the bathtub to fill the bucket.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:33 PM   #10 
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Also, sorry if this is getting too off topic, but I am getting a water changer no matter what, because I am getting a bigger tank. So I was wondering...Do I add the water conditioner before I start filling the tank back up, while Im filling it up, or after its filled back up?
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