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Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Maintenance System

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Description

Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Maintenance System is a complete, ready-to-use system that adapts easily to most faucets and makes changing your aquarium water a breeze. It drains as well as fills aquariums, and will not disturb fish or plants during routine aquarium maintenance. This system eliminates the need for buckets, siphons and tank tear-downs that lead to bigger messes. Included with the Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Maintenance System, you’ll receive a hose, gravel tube, switch, hose connectors, faucet pump and brass faucet adapter—everything you need for easy aquarium maintenance.

Key Benefits
  • A complete, ready-to-use system that adapts easily to most faucets and makes changing your aquarium water a breeze
  • It drains as well as fills aquariums, and will not disturb fish or plants during routine aquarium maintenance
  • This system eliminates the need for buckets, siphons and tank tear-downs that lead to bigger messes
  • Includes a hose, gravel tube, switch, hose connectors, faucet pump and brass faucet adapter—everything you need for easy aquarium maintenance
  • Simply attach to your faucet to use water pressure to clean and fill aquariums with minimum disturbance to your fish
What's Included

Hose, gravel tube, switch, hose connectors, faucet pump, brass faucet adapter.

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When it's time to replace the gravel tube, use the Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Gravel Tube.

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  • Item Number
    106179
  • Dimensions
    25 x 2 inches
  • Brand

    Python

  • Aquarium Type

    Freshwater, Saltwater

  • Made in

    United States

Instructions

Please note: For saltwater tanks, fill a container next to your aquarium for salt mix preparation. When prepared, use the Python to clean your aquarium, then use a pump or powerhead to refill it with the fresh saltwater.

To clean your aquarium:

  1. Remove the aerator and washer from the faucet you will be using. Install the faucet adapter onto the faucet. NOTE: If you have male (outside) threading on your faucet, remove the inner ring of the faucet adapter, as it will not be needed.
  2. Attach the faucet pump to the adapter or to the faucet directly if you are not using the adapter. Make sure not to turn the faucet pump too tightly when attaching - only slight pressure is needed.
  3. Connect tubing to the pump by screwing connector to the side opening on the faucet pump.
  4. Uncoil your No Spill Clean 'N Fill unit and check ALL fittings to make sure they are tight.
  5. Make sure the switch is in the OPEN position.
  6. Pull the bottom of the faucet pump gently down to the DRAIN position. Make sure your sink is free from blockage. Your No Spill Clean 'N Fill will run faster than normal faucet pressure.
  7. Turn on the COLD water. Start with full water pressure. You may adjust the water pressure for power as needed.
  8. Insert gravel tube straight down to the bottom of the gravel and hold it still, allowing the gravel to lift and churn to remove the liquid and solid waste. If fish or gravel are drawn into the gravel tube, you may interrupt the cleaning process by temporarily closing the switch and letting the object drop back to the gravel bed. Then, reopen the switch and continue cleaning.
  9. When water in the gravel tube turns clear, turn the switch to the CLOSED position and move the gravel tube to a different area of the tank. Repeat steps 8 and 9 until you have removed the desired amount of water. Important: Extremely dirty tanks may require multiple cleanings. If your tank is extremely dirty, DO NOT clean it all at once. And DO NOT remove more than 1/3 of the existing water. If you need to repeat the cleaning procedure, wait at least a week before performing another water change.

To fill your aquarium:

  1. With the gravel tube removed from the aquarium, make sure the switch is turned to the CLOSED position.
  2. Return to the sink and adjust the water temperature flowing from the faucet pump to match that of your aquarium. We recommend using a small aquarium thermometer for complete accuracy.
  3. Push the bottom of the pump up gently and twist 1/4 turn to the right to the FILL position noted on the pump.
  4. Return to your tank, hold the gravel tube over the tank, and slowly turn the switch to the OPEN position. DO NOT LEAVE THE SWITCH IN THE "CLOSED" POSITION ANY LONGER THAN THE TIME IT TAKES YOU TO GET FROM YOUR SINK TO YOUR AQUARIUM.
  5. Refill your aquarium. Please note: During the refilling process, the water is being aerated, eliminating some of the chlorine. If you choose to add water conditioners, you may add them into the stream of water as you are refilling the tank.
  6. When the aquarium is filled, turn the switch to the CLOSED position and remove the gravel tube from your tank.
FAQ

How much water do I take out?

We recommend only a 5 to 10% water change every other week. Removal of too much water at one time may stress your fish and result in disease or death.

The adapter does not hook up to my faucet?

When you remove the aerator you will find that you have either a male or female threaded faucet. Your unit came with our 69HD brass adapter. For faucets with female, inside threads, use as provided. For faucets with male, outside threads, remove the large white washer. Attach adapter to faucet and attach top of faucet pump to adapter. In the rare circumstance that it does not fit, you may need a MABA, or a FEBA for the newer faucets with smaller threads.

My No Spill Clean & Fill Gravel Cleaner will not drain!

Make sure all fittings are tight and that your cold water is turned on full force. The pump must be in the "drain" position. The top of the pump must be completely secured onto the adapter. If you can move the top of the pump by holding onto the hose and pushing left or right, your venturi is loose and air is leaking into the vacuum. If this happens, hold onto your pump and turn the tubing counter clockwise just until tight.

How do I add conditioners to my water?

Refilling your aquarium with the No Spill Clean and Fill effectively aerates the tap water, thereby removing a portion of the harmful chlorine. In order to ensure an ideal and safe aquatic environment for your aquarium inhabitants, we strongly recommend the addition of an effective water conditioner. This will remove any residual chlorine, chloramines, and heavy metals found in your municipal water supply that may adversely affect the health of your aquarium. For easy application, simply add the chemical of your choice to the return stream during the refill process.

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