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I use a regular siphon and 20' long tube to drain tanks and a Python hook and garden hose to refill-I use these on small and large tanks alike. I have a valve on the python hook to adjust flow and just switch out siphons between tanks (to prevent cross contamination between tanks) on the 20 foot tubing. I use a fish food container between the python hook and the tank lip to suspend the python tip above the surface of the water when filling to prevent cross contamination that way. I have done it this way for decades. Works great for me!Mike said:Those with really small tanks might not use these, but those with larger tanks... do you use one of the "auto" type water changers, like the python or the aqueon, etc?
I've used the python and it made life easier.
It's just a squeeze bulb primer thingy for starting the syphon - here is a tera pump: https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-TERA-PUMP-Aquarium-Controller/dp/B011DDJZ9Y/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=tera+pump&qid=1573582349&sr=8-3lilirose said:I voted for Tera Pump because that selection also said "manual type syphon", but I actually had never heard of a Tera Pump and a Google search suggests that it might be battery operated? I use a syphon that has a hand pump in my big tank, it's a cheap Chinese one but it works well, and I use a Dennerle Nano Pump in my smaller tanks, which also has a hand pump as well as a gravel vacuum and a filter to prevent shrimp from being sucked up in it.
Ah, okay, that's pretty much exactly what I use in my big tank. I looked it up on US Amazon (as Amazon UK had no result) and some of the possibilities were battery operated.Mike said:It's just a squeeze bulb primer thingy for starting the syphon - here is a tera pump: https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-TERA-PUMP-Aquarium-Controller/dp/B011DDJZ9Y/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=tera+pump&qid=1573582349&sr=8-3