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I'm sure many of you use the Python to do your water changes. There are two main drawbacks that I have found using it; 1. fear of sucking up a critter 2. fear of disturbing substrate/plants when adding water. I have found a very simple fix to this, and if someone else has already posted this, then my bad...

I took a fish net, cut the netting, and attached it to the vacuum end of the Python with a hose clamp. Any net will work, but the smaller the holes, the less likely you are to vacuum a critter. This does two things; it prevents sucking up fish/shrimp/plants, but the added benefit is that when you fill the tank, the net diffuses the water so that you don't have a concentrated water jet kicking up substrate.

I've been using this for a while, but I thought it was time I shared...
 

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Been using this for years, also use a super fine one for shrimp or fry tanks. Doubled over.

Also it is the only good use for PANTYHOSE LOL
 

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I thought about hose, but my girlfriend has been very patient with my aquarium hobby. I shouldn't push the limits by raiding her drawers!
 

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I thought about hose, but my girlfriend has been very patient with my aquarium hobby. I shouldn't push the limits by raiding her drawers!
lol. Also a round sponge pre-filter fits nicely in the intake tube. Like the ones seen HERE
I put extra filter floss in the middle to prevent any of the creature sucking.
 

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I used to do something similar with my gravel vac. A standard plastic tubifex feeder fits on many gravel vacs without modification. I would slide it in the tube where it attaches to the hose. At least I could do it 10 years ago.
 
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