Python Squeeze Stressless Siphon Starter for Aquariums

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About This Item

  • This stress-free siphon starter gets water flowing with a simple squeeze
  • Completely eliminates the need for mouth priming, ensuring that you’ll never accidentally ingest aquarium water
  • Squeeze bulb to start siphon for stress-free aquarium maintenance makes siphoning easier than ever
  • Attaches to most siphon tubes with included adaptors
  • Easy use does not stress your fish, keeping your aquarium clean and happy

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Questions & Answers

5 Customer Questions


Will this work with all three sizes of the Pro-Clean Gravel Washer? I need the large size.
Answer by ChewyJul 09, 2018
This product comes with a ¼-inch and ½-inch adapters to fit all three Pro-Clean Gravel Washers.

Does it work in the small phyton
Answer by ChewySep 16, 2018
This Python squeeze is designed exclusively for use with the Python Pro-Clean Gravel Washer and Siphon Kit for Aquariums. It attaches to most siphon tubes with included adaptors.

I need a long tube to reach my dumping area. Can I purchase a 25+ tube for this pump? If so, which one? Thank you
Answer by ChewyFeb 18, 2018
The Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Maintenance System comes in 25. 50 & 100 feet.

does this work with the mini Python?
Answer by ChewyFeb 28, 2021
This product is designed for use with Python Pro-Clean Gravel Washer and Siphon Kit for Aquariums.


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39 Customer Reviews



Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bella1018 on Jun 17, 2022

Awesome product

I can't believe all the negative reviews and people that have had problems with this. Here's what I've learned over time using it. It works perfectly with any python gravel vacuum. If you have a different brand it may not work for you. Also, if it worked at first then seemed to have stopped working chances are it's clogged with something such as, plant matter, sand, gravel, ect. Take it off your gravel vac and rinse it out put it back on and it should work. I have had that issue a couple times with plant debris getting stuck in there then it won't create suction. I hope this helps someone. Tank on!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Becky on Feb 8, 2022

Amazing product, makes siphoning planted tanks easier

When used in the 75 gallon planted goldfish tank, I can just hang the bulb over the bucket, give it a few squeezes, and the vacuum is created. The water flows. Much easier than have to tip the wide end of the siphon upside down, especially since the surface of my tank is filled with dwarf water lettuce these days. When used in my tiny 1.5 gallon waterfall pond in the anole terrarium, I do need to submerge the bulb with the siphon end to create the vacuum, but it is still easier than try to tip the siphon end upside down, or sucking on the siphon end.


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By newfishmom on Jan 25, 2022

Came with one adapter

Did not work at all for me, the adapter doesn’t fit my siphon tube. I thought “how many siphon tube sizes can there be?” Apparently more than two.


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Disappointed on Oct 1, 2021

Stops working after a couple months

I loved this at first! Then after a couple months it just stopped working. Extremely frustrating, my tanks are higher than I stand tall so it would have been incredibly useful.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Sharky8925 on Feb 12, 2021

Don't Buy It - Makes a Mess - Frustrating to Start

I bought this to go with another product that is a tube siphon to remove dirty water from my aquatic turtle tank. The siphon seemed like an efficient and non-messy way to clean the tank. Unfortunately, it was hard to get the siphon started and it created a mess. I bought this squeeze bulb because I thought it would make the siphon easier to start. Water still splashed on the floor, me, and the furniture. I now use a turkey baster to remove visible organic matter from the water for daily cleaning. When emptying the tank, I scoop out the water until it is too low to scoop, then remove the rest of the water with the baster.


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By DoggoMommo on Feb 8, 2021

Underwhelming

2 stars because technically it did what it was supposed to do but it doesn't work very well. I started with just the Python gravel washer after my Aqueon broke. The gravel washer itself was difficult to get started so I got the siphon starter. Without the starter you had to submerge the whole washer & tube in the tank. I thought using the siphon starter would make it easier to get the siphon to work. I tried it multiple ways. Make sure the tank is at a higher elevation than the bucket. It worked, but the flow of water was slow. I was used to the Aqueon manual siphon that was easier to start and had a better flow of water.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Karrie on Feb 4, 2021
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Works Great with a little finagling!

I know some people have complained it doesn’t work and it’s difficult to get started but you have to use gravity to your advantage! If you hold the bulb upside and do one-two squeezes it will start immediately, then direct your flow down into your bucket! This all happens within a few seconds so you have to be pretty quick and do it above the bucket, so it can be a little annoying and you might miss and get the floor a bit wet a few times but it definitely works and I like it just fine.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By elliemae89 on Feb 23, 2021

Should have chosen a different brand

I like the python brand vacuums there pretty nice. However this siphon starter is terrible. It loses pressure and we have to stink the vacuum horizontal in the tank and cover the end to even get it started. It lets the air escape very badly making it super hard to Start the vacuuming process.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By alycat on Dec 29, 2020

Very strong pump

I ordered this for a gravel vacuum I have that can be used without it but I struggled with the technique. Just one squeeze from this and it got the water flowing really fast. At first I was worried gunk from the tank would get stuck in the pump but the valve mechanism it uses did its job perfectly and no stray pieces were left in it. I ended up using the smaller nozzle for the attachment and it was a little tricky to place it but overall, this is a very good product. I found this product cheaper somewhere else after I purchased it but even so, it was worth it because it saves me so much time for my water changes.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Gizzylou11 on Jan 3, 2021
Top 250 Contributor

Siphon Pump

Fit my siphon but not understanding how to use. Tried every way I could think of but nothing. A picture of how it's supposed to be hooked up would of helping tremendously.