Python For 10 Gallon?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by BlissfulBetta, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. BlissfulBetta

    BlissfulBettaValued MemberMember

    I am looking to upgrade from using a 5 gallon bucket and siphon to a python water changer. My tank is only a 10 gallon tank with a betta and two nerite snails, but water changes have become a pain as I somehow find a way to get water everywhere when going from the bathroom back to my room where my tank is. Which python would be appropirate for a 10 gallon tank? Is it able to hook up to a bath tub spigot, or does it have to connect to a normal sink?
    Thank you!
  2. KinsKicks

    KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember

    I'm not sure about the bathroom spigot, but as an alternative, if you're bathroom isn't that far and you have a standard siphon (like aqueon or something) where you can remove the tube, you can go to a hardware store and get the same sized tube and make it really long in order to run it to your bathroom tub(I recently did this with my 55 because my python didnt reach)

    But, looking around, it seems that they have a bunch of different attachments so maybe see if one will fit?  
  3. jdhef

    jdhefModeratorModerator Member

    No the python will not attach to a bathtub spigot. But there is a good chance it will attach to your bathroom sink faucet.

    What you would need to do is unscrew the aerator from the faucet and then screw the Pythons fitting where the aerator was. If it doesn't fit, Pythons sells additional fittings, but you may be able to find one that will work at a home center. I hook my Python up to the sink in my laundry room. It had a faucet that converted from stream to spay by pushing a button on the faucet. Sadly, when I screwed the Python into it, the back pressure would make a lot of the water spray out thru the spray holes of the faucet, which surrounded the hole the fitting screwed into. So I ended up taking my Python fitting to Lowes and removing the aerators on various faucets until I found one it fit into. I then bought that faucet and replaced the old one. Believe me when I say, it was money well spent. The Python may be the greatest invention ever!

    The Python comes with a pretty short vacuum tube. I think it might be 10" long. So I was forced to buy a longer one, since my 46g tank is much deeper than 10". So unless you want to have to have your hand in the water while using the Python, you might want to verify the length of the vacuum tube and measure how deep your tank is to see if you'll need to buy a longer tube.
  4. DuaneV

    DuaneVWell Known MemberMember

    A 10 gallon should be pretty easy to manage with a large scoop and a bucket. OR, just go buy 4' of hose for $4 bucks or less, use the mouth trick to start the water into the bucket and once you have out the desired amount, pull it out of the tank. Refill with a bucket. I still do water changes on my smaller, spread out, tanks this way. Have since I was a kid.
  5. AngelTheGypsy

    AngelTheGypsyFishlore VIPMember

    I honestly wouldn't bother with a python for a 10 gallon. I love my python for my big tanks (38&40) but on my 5s and 10 I use a regular siphon and buckets, a pitcher and a large measuring cup.
  6. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    wait 10g and it's giving you a hard time ?

    I've been hauling buckets back and fourth for all 7 of my aquariums ranging from 30 to 75g, I only bought a python a few months ago to help out.

    for my 10g tank and 20g tank I still use the old bucket method , the time it takes to set up your python and connect it ect.. I'll be already done with a bucket.
  7. DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    Okay, now you are making me feel stupid, I set up my python to clean my 10 gallon , but I'm old and my back hurts ;)
  8. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    haha age is just a number, I'm sure you still look great tho!! :)

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