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Bri B wrote: I'd have to do a little rearranging and obviously rent a truck or big suv and buy some beer for my boys to help me get it in and set up.


Remember tank first, then beer. Otherwise nothing gets done. ;)
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Bri B replied the topic: Re:Some Pics

Haha yes very true sir. I'd Def go DIY on the stand. After seeing what the cost of stands for a 55 gal cost I can't even imagine what a stand for a 125 or 150 runs.
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with big monster tanks .... i will def go with a cinder block stand -->

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Bri B replied the topic: Re:Some Pics

Yeah that looks really nice for how simple the concept is. I like that it sits lower also. My 55 is on a pretty tall iron stand. I'm 6 ft and I'm still almost lifting the 5 gal buckets up to head level to add water not to mention the gravel vacuum being a bitch. That height would much better.
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Bri B wrote: Yeah that looks really nice for how simple the concept is. I like that it sits lower also. My 55 is on a pretty tall iron stand. I'm 6 ft and I'm still almost lifting the 5 gal buckets up to head level to add water not to mention the gravel vacuum being a bitch. That height would much better.


Nice looking Oscars you have there.

What are these "buckets" you speak of? Allow me to introduce you to "The PYTHON" (cue Darth Vader music).

www.amazon.com/25-Foot-Python-Aquarium-Maintenance/dp/B00025...python+aquarium+cleaner&pebp=1422476117502&peasin=B000255NXC

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Bri B replied the topic: Re:Some Pics

Thanks. They are my little homies. That sounds too good to be true. Not sure how it will remove water without the siphoning aspect but sounds like a dream come true. Can u get it at petsmart etc or is it only by online delivery?
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Goranothos replied the topic: Re:Some Pics

Bri B wrote: Thanks. They are my little homies. That sounds too good to be true. Not sure how it will remove water without the siphoning aspect but sounds like a dream come true. Can u get it at petsmart etc or is it only by online delivery?


I'm not sure if Petsmart sells the Python brand but they sell something similar. Personally, I would spring for the Python brand. Amazon (obviously) sells them, and so does Dr. Foster & Smith.

It is really an amazing product. I need to make a video of how they work, but let me try to explain. You hook the green "T" piece up to a faucet, and turn the water on full. This creates a suction in the tubing, which will allow you to syphon water out of the tank and vacuum your substrate. Once you are finished vacuuming the substrate, you can turn the water off, and the water will continue to syphon out of the tank via gravity alone, assuming your sink is even slightly lower than the water level of your tank.

When you are finished draining water, you turn the valve on the bottom of the "T" piece about a quarter turn, then turn the water back on, which will start filling your tank.

Amazing device. Most of us here on OFL use one, or something similar. Don't tote buckets!

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Bri B replied the topic: Re:Some Pics

Thanks Goran I will look into it for sure. Although my shoulders are looking pretty chiseled from my bucket routine and my ocd about keeping the tank conditions ideal for my Ron and Vicky.
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Lammergeier replied the topic: Re:Some Pics

Bri, I've got a video up in my Umbee thread showing a Python in action if you're curious.
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Bri B replied the topic: Re:Some Pics

Cool I will check it out thanks lamm
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