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Syphon and Water Fillers

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by Deanasue, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. Deanasue

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    Hi, Gang! I have a Python syphon and water filller. It’s a god send with 8 tanks. However, I recently dealt with columnaris in a tank and don’t want to risk cross contamination. Right now I’m bleaching the Python between tanks and rinsing with Prime. A lot of work and added expense. Does anyone use or recommend a syphon/water changer that is less expensive than the Python? I’d like to eventually buy one for each tank if I can locate one at a good price. Several of my tanks are large and in the den so bucket fills are not an option. Thanks for any help you can offer!
     
  2. Colin_T

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    1.5 and 2 litre plastic drink bottles. Cut the bottom off and throw that bit away. Stick a garden hose in the top and you have a gravel cleaner you can run out the door and onto the lawn. Get one bottle per tank and drop them in a bucket of bleach or super saturated salt water with a massive dose of formaldehyde and methylene blue or some other broad spectrum fish medication. After a couple of hours, take them out and rinse off under tap water. Then allow them to dry for a day before re-using them.

    You can buy have a hose connector and a couple of feet of garden hose for each bottle and that can also go into a bucket of salt water. Then you simply disconnect the hose from the gravel cleaner (and its short length of hose) and connect another one to it.
     
  3. Deanasue

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    Wow, brilliant. Thanks so much, Colin.
     

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