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Old 04-11-2011, 10:55 AM   #1
 
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DIY siphon?

Hey guys,
I need a gravel siphon but a little short on cash and just saw a page that showed me how to make one out of plastic tubes, sealent and a plastic bottle. Has anyone had sucess with this sort of thing?
Cheers!
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:38 AM   #2
 
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Hey guys,
I need a gravel siphon but a little short on cash and just saw a page that showed me how to make one out of plastic tubes, sealent and a plastic bottle. Has anyone had sucess with this sort of thing?
Cheers!
For what it's worth, you can get a good gravel siphon at Wally World for about $8. I guess if you have tubes and silicone laying around, you could cobble a working gravel siphon...but I wouldn't bother.

Now having said that, there's a Python and Aqueon gravel siphon that hooks to the sink (not unlike a kit I had for the waterbed all those years ago {flashback to the 70's} <g>) anyway for about $25-$30, they come with 25' feet of hose. This eleimates the bucket brigade in the weekly siphon and refill.
I am gonna cheat and insert the end of my regular gravel siphon into a garden hose to run out on the lawn, then get a faucet to hose adapter for the kitchen to use the same garden hose for the fresh water refill. Sounds like a plan anyway.
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:22 PM   #3
 
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I just made it and used it. It works it takes alot of effort! I didn't need sealent in the end :)
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I just made it and used it. It works it takes alot of effort! I didn't need sealent in the end :)
Why does it take a lot of effort?
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