Aqueon Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Medium

How to build your own aquarium gravel vacuum for under $15 from various parts from Home Depot.
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For Aquariums 20-55 gallons. Routine water changes and pulling debris from gravel helps maintain a natural balance in the aquarium environment. Aqueon Siphon Vac gravel cleaners can help to make this job easier and take less time.
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Not only will this aquarium vacuum pump suction up the largest debris, but it is also capable of adapting to your kitchen faucet for refilling. The faucet fitting is constructed out of brass, so it will never rust or tarnish. If you fail to remove the debris in your aquarium, toxins will build up over time and make your fish very ill. Of course, maintenance is not an enjoyable task, but with the Python, you will have everything that you need at your fingertips. Insten Battery-Powered Gravel Cleaner Aquarium Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum
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Photo provided by FlickrI needed a vacuum pump for making some FRP parts, so I modded an aquarium air pump for that.
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A very handy piece of aquarium equipment is a gravel vac. They are useful for getting debris out of the gravel at the bottom of your tank. But ...Gravel vacuums are used when performing your toclean part of the gravel while removing the water. This is importantin all aquariums, but is particularly important in an aquarium with an.Most aquarium gravel vacuums (sometimes called a gravel vac or anaquarium vacuum) consist of a clear, wide, rigid, plastic tube,typically about 2" in diameter, attached to a narrower, flexible, , typically about 1/2" indiameter.I don’t actually have gravel in my aquarium or , I have a deep in my display tank and a in my QT, so I feel a little strange calling it a gravel vacuum, but I believe that to be the most popular term for this piece of equipment, so I’m going to stick with it.The auto-siphon bulb on my Aqueon auto-siphon aquarium gravel vacuum cleaner stopped working. I had this thing for years. No concerns about quality, I would be comfortable buying that brand again. But I did want to see what was out there in terms of possible replacements for my old and no longer operational piece of aquarium . are not my favorite thing to do–so if there is something out there to make my and water changes a little more pleasant, I’m all for it.Gently extract the gravel vacuum from the gravel, keeping yourmotion as straight as possible. Again, shaking the vacuum around orbouncing it up and down will just release the debris from the gravelinto the aquarium water, rather than into the through the siphon. Your goalis to be removing this debris from the water, not loosening it up intothe aquarium. Have you ever vacuumed your tank and run out of water before you run out of crud? I could never seem to get my tank clean without removing most of the water. I looked at battery powered vacuums but the high prices and poor reviews made me reconsider.

I came up with this powered vacuum using old parts from past aquariums. After buying this Eheim aquarium vacuum online (it was a few dollars cheaper and shipping was a good deal) I soon received my new aquarium vacuum in the mail. Set up was fairly straight forward. There are around 4 or 5 pieces that need to be snapped together and it took about 30 seconds to figure it out and put it together. It is battery operated and the battery compartment has an O-ring to prevent any water from entering the compartment. I was impressed with the size of this vacuum. It is around 22 inches long with the extension added to it so I should haveno trouble at all reaching the bottom of my tank. The bottom piece extension is slotted and is designed to go about 1 cm deep into the substrate to suction up debris without distrubing the beneficial bacteria. The collection basket is made of really fine mesh material. It lets the gunk in and the water flows through it back into the tank.