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and other times not so much. 

 

I am in the middle of a water change. I have the NOT A PYTHON (its the National Geographic one the LPS sells now and its not as good...at all) hooked up and the water draining. I look over and Phineus is stuck to the intake tube. Luckily I have a little colander type thingie that attaches to the end of it so he didn't get sucked IN and actually hurt. He just got stuck to it enough he couldn't get free. So I go over and turn the water off and unstick him. I moved the intake thing to another place where I thought he couldn't get to it as easily. I look over after a couple minutes and he's in there AGAIN! After the THIRD time he did it I just took him out of the tank until I finish the water change.  :madrant

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Lol poor baby! Mine get curious (mine is the Aqueon version BTW and it's awesome if you need a new one) and they will poke around it, but never have got close enough to stick!

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Is it? I am going to have to get a new one. I may look into the aqueon. I know my LPS doesn't have them. My choices were this NG one I got, or a Top Fin one that doesn't hook up to the faucet. It has a bulb thing and it just drains the water into a bucket. 

 

Apparently Phin got his brains from me because the whole reason I had to do a huge water change this late at night is because the last time I did one I forgot to turn the filter back on. Luckily because I have two fish in a 37g I do WCs every other day so everyone is fine and hopefully not too much damage got done to the cycle or anything. I didn't test the water like I normally do. I noticed the filter was off and panicked and just started changing water. 

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I ordered mine from Amazon and the Aqueon runs around 30$ for the 25' while the python runs 50$ for their 25'.

The Aqueon had better reviews from people who had used both at that time and said the python was prone to leaks so I ordered it.

I can't say personally because I've never used a Python but I truly love the Aqueon one.

They also have a lifetime warranty,It's seen very heavy use as we have many multiple large tanks over the past year and when a valve started to wear out we emailed aqueon and they mailed an entire replacement valve unit two days later.

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I'll definitely look into the Aqueon. This NG one has the part that connects to the faucet and the threads are plastic which I don't like. It also came with the long hose that hooks to the faucet, the valve that attaches to the end of that, and then another short hose that attaches to the valve and then the intake tube. The short hose will NOT stay connected to the valve piece. Usually its okay (not always) while I'm draining the tank, but I have to be super careful filling because it will pop off and water goes everywhere. 

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If you can't watch the fish non-stop when using a python-type changer, you should consider using a small pond pump to change water.  Completely fish-safe, it also saves water and water conditioner.

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Also, the Aqueon runs a lot less 'sturdy' than the python, which explains  the price difference. I have owned both, and the Aqueon did not last me even a year with proper care, whereas the python has lasted a couple now. I think this is due to the aqueon being made of lower-quality parts than it was in the past. 

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I don't have a problem watching nonstop. I just thought I'd positioned it in such a way he couldn't get to it as easily as he did. I did not put the intake tube in there and walk away. I was right in the same room and keeping an eye on the tank while sending a couple emails. Phin is a VERY curious fish which is why I keep the colander thingie on there. 

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Yeah, some fishies are more curious than others and that can get them into trouble.

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