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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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How to empty my tank

I have a big tank so I cant pick it up to empty it and I have to empty it once a week and it takes hours scooping all the water out.
is there any hoover type things you can get to make the job easier or any other suggestions please?
I am desperate...
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 06:16 AM
 
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We used the Python when we had our big tanks, it is a hose that hooks to the water faucet on one end and into the tank on the other it sucks the water out and then you can reverse the water to fill it back up
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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It sucks it into the tap?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 06:24 AM
 
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It has a drain on the bottom of the piece that hooks to the faucet so the dirty water goes down the drain

Going to see if I can find one to show you

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I use a syphon for all my tanks and thats pretty successful gets the water out in no time and saves me spilling it all over myself

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have got this syphon pump that you squeeze and it is supposed to suck up the water. Trying ou tomorrow so see how it goes.
It only cost about $7 so its not so dear
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 08:47 PM
 
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We use syphons that require us to prime it (usually sucking in water until the tube is almsot filled and then drop the end of the tube into the waiting bucket). We just did it this past weekend when we moved our 25 gallon tank from one room to across the hall - had to syphon out most of the water.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-25-2005, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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I was gonna get one of them but the risk with turtles is too high that if I did accidently swallow any I could get salmonella
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