Python Squeeze Stressless Siphon Starter for Aquariums

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Description

Python Squeeze Stressless Siphon Starter for Aquariums is designed for use with Python Pro-Clean Gravel Washer and Siphon Kit for Aquariums. This stress-free siphon starter gets water flowing with a simple squeeze. It completely eliminates the need for mouth priming, ensuring that you’ll never accidentally ingest aquarium water. Includes ¼-inch and ½-inch adapters.

Key Benefits
  • 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
What's Included

Python Squeeze, 1/4 inch adapter, 1/2 inch adapter.

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Designed exclusively for use with the Python Pro-Clean Gravel Washer and Siphon Kit for Aquariums.

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  • Item Number
    106183
  • Dimensions
    6 x 2 x 2 inches
  • Aquarium Type
    Freshwater, Saltwater
  • Fish Type
    Tropical Freshwater, Marine Fish
  • Material
    Plastic
Instructions
  1. The Python Squeeze comes with 1/2 inch Adapter attached and 1/4 inch Adapter enclosed in package. To change adapter, just pop out attached adapter and insert desired size adapter.
  2. Attach siphon or gravel tube to barbed fitting of the adapter.
  3. Insert the other end of the siphon or gravel tube into aquarium.
  4. Make sure the bulb is below water level. Squeeze bulb until water starts flowing (1 - 2 times).
  5. In case of clogging, unit will easily disassemble for cleaning
Rating: 3.6 of 5 stars 35 Reviews 35 Reviews 3.7 out of 5 Stars

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Rating: 3.6 of 5 stars 3.7 / 5

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

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

    By Sharky8925 on Feb 12, 2021

    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.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Underwhelming

    By ChewyDog on Feb 8, 2021

    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.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great with a little finagling!

    By Karrie on Feb 4, 2021 top1000Contributor

    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.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Should have chosen a different brand

    By EllieMae89 on Feb 23, 2021

    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.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Very strong pump

    By Aly501 on Dec 29, 2020

    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.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Siphon Pump

    By Gizzysmom11 on Jan 3, 2021 top250Contributor

    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.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    NICE Siphon

    By loveaferrrt95 on Aug 20, 2020 top250Contributor

    I have 3 aquariums , 5 gal,10 gal & 20 gal each time draining the tanks for cleaning i had to suck water to get started .... not with the siphon all it takes is a squeeze and the water starts , i love it make tank draining a breeze

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect helper

    By Terri on Nov 16, 2020

    Works great no more water in your mouth. Great addition

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes water swaps a breeze

    By Daisy on Sep 13, 2020

    This thing is awesome! Changing the water doesn't feel like a chore anymore

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Didnt fit my syphon hose

    By Catwoman on Mar 27, 2020

    When home depot opens, I will have to find an adapter of the proper size. The one included was too small and the python device is too big.

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