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Cleaning a fish tank is definitely tiresome and risky as it involves the chance of hurting the fishes and tearing down the aquarium, which is why having the best vacuum aquarium cleaner is undeniable.
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Some manufacturers produce a gravel vacuum that can be attached toa faucet. These gravel vacuums allow you to remove water from the tankwhile cleaning the gravel, then to fill the tank again without using abucket or having to start a siphon. Though cleaning the gravel is thesame with one of these devices as it is with a regular gravel vacuum,you will need to consult the manufacturer's instructions for attachingthe apparatus to your faucet and for switching from drain mode to fillmode. If you are using one of these, remember to add to your tank prior toadding to minimize theexposure of your fish, plants, and to toxicchlorine. Everydaysource Aquarium Fish Tank Bowl Gravel Siphon Hose Pump Filter Vacuum Cleaner good
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This is my first Instructable so any suggestions are welcomed.
I got a fish tank from a neighbor that needed to be cleaned. I knew that the tank vac works but I did not think that i could get it clean enough before I ran out of water in the tank.
I came up with this.

This is what you need.

1. A pond pump. 100 gph
2. plastic tubeing
3. Fishtank vac
4. Plastic bucket
5. 1l and 2l plastic bottles
6. binder clips
7. Filter media (quilt batting)The model I bought was labeled as Freehawk Fish Tank Auto-siphon in one description and just as a squeezing aquarium auto-siphon in another. It works like the other gravel vacuum cleaners with a priming bulb. Part of the way down the tube, there is a bulb, with a one-way check valve, that you squeeze to start the flow of water. So this siphon met my minimum requirements. The price was very reasonable, but what immediately caught my attention about the Freehawk Fish tank auto-siphon were two features that I hadn’t seen on the other models.A gravel vacuum uses the action of the water flowing through thesiphon (and through the gravel to get into the siphon) to loosendebris from the gravel and remove that debris and solid waste fromyour fish tank.If you liked this video, you will LOVE my book:

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The DIY aquarium vacuum is a fantastic way to keep your aquarium clean. Its cheap and easy to do. Not to mention, effective. This works well on gravel, sand or bare bottom. Basically, any substrate.

There air many things you can build with just using a basic fish tank air pump, this is just one of many.

If you remember, we have also made decorations and filters with them.Some other gravel vacuums have a valve in them that will allowwater to flow one way, but not the other. The manufacturers of theserecommend that you shake the gravel vacuum rapidly up and down in theaquarium to push water past that valve and into the tube. In thismanner you can get the siphon started by just getting water pushedover the lip of the fish tank when it can start to flow downward intothe bucket. I find that using this method always makes the aquariumunnecessary messy and often creates a mess. I also find that this isthe most difficult method to use to get a siphon started.Cleaning your fish tank is never a fun duty. It's messy, it's wet, and depending on how long it's been since you've last cleaned your fish tank, it's gross. However, you can avoid all these unfortunate fish tank cleaning side effects, but using a shop vac to remove your old water. It's simple, but there are a few specific guidelines you'll have to follow if you want this to be successful.