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Re: [APD] water in your mouth
As a kid I used a similar device that is sold for the purpose of siphoning
Kerosene into and out of storage cans/heaters. It was a rigid tube with a
squeeze bulb on top, and a flexible tube. So easy to use, so cheap! My
parents always had a few of these around to fill heaters, and I would grab a
new uncontaminated one, and mark it for aquarium use only. Very nice and
It may not suit your needs as well as the Eheim, but t may suit the needs of
a lot of list readers, so I thought I'd mention it. Here is a web link to
one of these:
You just screw down the white knob on top, and squeeze the orange bulb to
start siphoning. When finished, uscrewing wil breakthe suction, allowing the
tubes to empty.
On 8/27/05, S. Hieber <shieber at yahoo_com> wrote:
> I had a really nice version of this kind of thing when I
> was a kid. And I haven't found anything near as nice since.
> The Ehiem works pretty well and fits most tubing. You can
> change the airline through which is expels water with a
> longer line and then route it wherever you need to --
> that's convenient.
> It's a bit pricey -- or as we say, it's an Eheimy price.
> But it beats the heck out of the alternative you mentioned.
> Scott H.
> --- Billionzz at aol_com wrote:
> > I have Eheims with priming heads, a Python, a hard piped
> > water change system
> > and a power head attached to some python tubing for water
> > changes in some of
> > my smaller aquariums.
> > But every now and then something will come up where I
> > need to suck on the
> > end of some tubing to get a siphon started. That's where
> > I have a problem, I
> > really don't like even putting my mouth on the tubing and
> > sometimes I get fish
> > water in my mouth.
> > Can someone tell me if this Eheim Siphon Starter works
> > or if there is
> > something similar to it that works better.
> > x_
> > Hopefully I can go without ever having to get water in my
> > mouth again.
> > Thanks,
> > Bill VanHorn
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