Water changer wont fit??

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by ThatOneAquarist, Jul 29, 2015.

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    ThatOneAquarist Valued Member Member

    I recently set up a 55 gallon tank, it cycled rather quickly with my api quickstart and a couple zebra danios. ( I did test this, 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, about 10ppm on the nitrate last test).

    But boy feeding those zebras red food on white sand, I would be sure they ate all of it, and what they didn't eat I got out with the suction of a straw, but of course, fish produce waste, in this case, nice red waste. And I was going to invest in a python so I didn't have to lug around buckets and risk stressing my fish by having to pour water in, but after looking at my faucet (and unscrewing the strainer) im not sure a python will fit... actually im positive it wont.

    heres a pic, sorry for the dirtiness. if anyone can think of a way to make it fit please share, thanks. Faucet.JPG
     
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    Et tu Valued Member Member

    Go to your hardware store and get a faucet adapter.
     
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    ThatOneAquarist Valued Member Member

    I thought about that, I guess I should've looked before I posted, just seeing if anyone knew any quick fixes.
     
  4. SnyperTodd

    SnyperTodd Valued Member Member

    I bought something like   when I built my Python-like water changer. I thought the Python brand water changers came with dual-threaded adapters, though. Your faucet isn't anything special or unusual, so the adapter you need may be included. I just like the quick-connect because it's brass and it has an aerator built in so it can stay on the faucet permanently so I don't have to remove the aerator and adapter every time I do a water change.

    Edit: I just checked, and Python brand water changers do come with an adapter that should work fine for your faucet.
     
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    ThatOneAquarist Valued Member Member

    Alright, thanks SnyperTodd


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    MtnTiger Well Known Member Member

    Yes the Python should work fine.
     
  7. Gena

    Gena Well Known Member Member

    I had the same problem and never got a Python to work with any faucet in my home.

    So now I use a pond pump to create suction.


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