Python Pro-Clean Gravel Washer and Siphon Kit for Aquariums

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Description

Python Pro-Clean Gravel Washer and Siphon Kit for Aquariums is perfect for the beginner and hobbyist alike. This kit effectively separates and removes debris from your aquarium while you perform routine water changes. Python Pro-Clean Gravel Washer and Siphon Kit for Aquariums is made to last, constructed using only the highest quality materials.

Key Benefits
  • This kit effectively separates and removes debris from your aquarium while you perform routine water changes
  • Made to last, constructed with Python's high quality flexible tubing and unique gravel tube material that will not crack or chip
  • Comes ready to use for convenient, assembly-free aquarium maintenance
  • An Ideal gravel washer kit for aquarium hobbyists at all levels
  • High quality tubing and materials ensure this siphon is long-lasting and can be used time and time again
Precautions

Before you begin your water change, be sure you are using a bucket that has been selected for aquarium maintenance only. Using a bucket that has had cleaning solutions or soap in it at anytime can be fatal to your fish.

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  • Item Number
    106188
  • Dimensions
    15 x 4 x 2 inches
  • Aquarium Type
    Freshwater, Saltwater
  • Fish Type
    Tropical Freshwater, Betta, Cichlid, Goldfish, Marine Fish
  • Material
    Plastic
Instructions
  1. Place your clean bucket near the aquarium and be sure the top of the bucket is below the bottom of the aquarium.
  2. Submerge the entire Hose and Gravel Tube into the aquarium water. Manipulate the unit so that all internal air escapes and the entire unit fills with water.
  3. Hold your thumb tightly over the end of the Hose so water does not escape. Lift the end of the Hose that you are holding out of the aquarium and lower it into the bucket.
  4. Remove your thumb from the end and water will begin to siphon from the aquarium.
  5. Immediately hold the Cylinder vertical and begin vacuuming the gravel using an up and down motion. Some gravel will rise into the Gravel Tube but will fall into place as the Gravel Tube is lifted. This process allows debris to separate from the gravel for easy removal.
  6. Refill your aquariums by filling your bucket with water that matches the temperature of your tank. WARNING! Adding water that is too hot or too cold can harm or even be fatal to your fish.

NOTE: Remove 10% of the water from your aquarium AT LEAST ONCE per month. Larger water changes MAY be harmful to your aquarium. If excessive debris is left in the gravel after you have performed your water change, more frequent water changes (twice monthly) may be needed.

Size
SizeDimensionsRecommended for
Mini1 x 6 inchesFish bowls and aquariums up to 10 gallons
Small1 x 12 inches10 - 20 gallon aquariums
Medium2 x 10 inchesAquariums up to 20 gallons
Large2 x 16 inches20 - 55 gallon aquariums
X-Large1 x 20 inchesTall aquariums
Rating: 4.0 of 5 stars 93 Reviews 93 Reviews 4.1 out of 5 Stars

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Rating: 4.0 of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Oh Yeah! The best!

    By VRyan on Aug 25, 2021

    So I got this as a last minute purchase because the one I have is just too short for my 55 tall. I was tired of getting water everywhere because I had to stick my arm in the tank. THIS THING SOLVED THAT PROBLEM> Not only that but the suction is perfect for quick weekly water changes in my aquatic turtle tank. She's a messy girl and this this is perfect for her tank. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a faster, less messy approach to syphoning muck out of their 55 talls.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Not the strongest suction.

    By hannahjking2003 on Jul 27, 2021

    The product is worth the money you pay for it. However, the size I got (size small) doesn't have quite as much suction strength as I would like. I wish it had just a little more so it could suck away waste more efficiently. It was also even smaller than I expected. I would not use a size small for anything over 10 gallons, or you will be siphoning all day. Lastly, the instructions show you a rather inefficient and annoying way to start your siphon. I'd recommend Aquarium Co-Op's guide, unless you want to develop a very rocky relationship with your siphon (no pun intended... ok maybe it was intended).

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Horrid!

    By Lily on Sep 15, 2021

    Ugh. I would give this zero stars if I could. I got it for a 10 gallon tank with one goldfish. The water moves through so slowly that it does a better job of stiring the debris up than sucking it up. Complete waste of my money.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    By Poodles on Sep 15, 2021 top1000Contributor

    New to the hoppy, and I struggle to clean my 20 gallon tank. This has worked great for me.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Tried & True

    By Amyluthien on May 19, 2021

    This is an old-style tried and true gravel siphon for cleaning aquariums. This version does not attach to a faucet, which is handy if the aquarium you're cleaning is not near a faucet! Which is exactly why I bought this siphon. I have the other "No Spill Clean and Fill" version which I use on my bigger tank (which IS close to a faucet) and both styles work great.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    smaller than i thought

    By Owens on Jul 8, 2021

    smaller than i thought, it worked just a little. the sucktion is not that great. not super happy with it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Mini python

    By Candi on May 6, 2021

    Worked great on my five gallon aquarium. It's just the right size, I can get the rocks clean and the gunk out. I wouldn't try cleaning anything bigger than a five gallon with the mimi python. I like it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Tool

    By CindyS on Mar 19, 2021

    I bought this because of the brand is so popular. I have spent so much money on different siphons, but this one seems to do the trick. I particularly like the extra long intake chamber whish helps with starting the siphoning and it works great with my fluval stratum substrate. I like how the small allows me to do my cleaning without too much water flow.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Works like it should!

    By Karrie on Feb 4, 2021 top1000Contributor

    I purchased the mini syphon for cleaning my Fluval Specs (I have two iii’s and a v, 3 gallon and 5 gallon respectively.) It is the perfect size to fit in both tanks and it doesn’t have TOO much suction power that it lifts things that it shouldn’t but it does quickly and efficiently suck out the detritritus and other waste. I can push the wand all the way to the bottom of my tank into the gravel and it won’t disturb the rocks at all but it will suck up every last piece of poop and whatever else from that spot and you can literally see the dirt and debris leaving the tank at a rapid rate.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    I Love Chewy!

    By Lowe on May 25, 2021

    It suctions very fast. It’s almost to big for my tank. But that’s my fault for buying the big one. It works wonderfully!

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