55 Gallon Tank Easy H2O changes with no faucet threads

LeahsTank
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So, I’ve been envious of those who can use the Python water change system because I don’t have a single faucet in my house that can use the adaptor and since I spent way too much money for these sweet looking faucets, I refused to change them.

So I have found a workaround that I wanted to share. I had a “quick release” hose attachment fixture added to the shower. Now, all I have to do is syphon into the tub using the long vinyl tubing... with a homemade rigging system for ease. Then, move the hose up to the shower attachment, and start the water flow back into the tank. For a 50% water change on a 55 gallon tank, it only takes about 20 minutes including set up and clean up.

I am attaching images of the pvc rigging and the attachments on my shower faucet Since I’m not good with actual words.
edited to add... ugh! I’m just seeing that this is coming up as a question. Sorry. I don’t know how to fix.
 
AcornTheBetta
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LeahsTank said:
So, I’ve been envious of those who can use the Python water change system because I don’t have a single faucet in my house that can use the adaptor and since I spent way too much money for these sweet looking faucets, I refused to change them.

So I have found a workaround that I wanted to share. I had a “quick release” hose attachment fixture added to the shower. Now, all I have to do is syphon into the tub using the long vinyl tubing... with a homemade rigging system for ease. Then, move the hose up to the shower attachment, and start the water flow back into the tank. For a 50% water change on a 55 gallon tank, it only takes about 20 minutes including set up and clean up.

I am attaching images of the pvc rigging and the attachments on my shower faucet Since I’m not good with actual words.
edited to add... ugh! I’m just seeing that this is coming up as a question. Sorry. I don’t know how to fix.
What materials do you use? I want to make this now as it sounds super cool!
 
Newbie1234
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AcornTheBetta said:
What materials do you use? I want to make this now as it sounds super cool!
Yes please tell! I have been doing water changes with a 5 gallon bucket for WAY to long!
 
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LeahsTank
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AcornTheBetta said:
What materials do you use? I want to make this now as it sounds super cool!
sorry. I can’t give exact supplies. Because I suck with all things hardware, but, I have a vinyl hose, with an attachment that connects it to the PVC rig above. It is not a permanent fixture because, I start the siphon into a bucket, then quickly attach the vinyl tubing that goes into the tub. This is just a simple plastic connector. (I’ll try to get a photo in the next day or so...) Which means, I can also easily detach it. The main advantage in my whole scheme is the shower fixture. You may have to take the photos to you local hardware store and let them know what you need it to do. (I used Ace Hardware, and they were a true charm of hospitality) But, it is possible to have a simple water change system that doesn’t require you to replace any faucets.
 
Mcnugget
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i have used before on my kitchen sink faucet. they are about 5 bucks
 

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