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post #1 of 21 Old 11-22-2013, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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When you use the gravel vacuum. Do you:

1) Hoover loose rubbish off the top

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2) stick Hoover into gravel to suck up rubbish lower down?
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post #2 of 21 Old 11-22-2013, 01:20 PM
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I GENTLY move the vacume in and around the substrate and plants penetrating the first 1/2" or so being very carefull not to damage the plant roots...mine is a battery operated Ehiem unit that returns water to the aquarium..

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post #3 of 21 Old 11-22-2013, 01:30 PM
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When you use the gravel vacuum. Do you:

1) Hoover loose rubbish off the top

Or

2) stick Hoover into gravel to suck up rubbish lower down?
depends on the substrate. 1 for sand, 2 for gravel. Like was mentioned, with plants you want to be careful about damaging the roots.
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post #4 of 21 Old 11-22-2013, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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I was gonna ask about recycling the water. My tank is only small and only get a short time when I start hoovering before 20% of my water is gone. I was thinking of running the water through some filter media before putting the water back into the tank and vacuuming a bit more of the tank
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post #5 of 21 Old 11-22-2013, 02:45 PM
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http://www.amazon.com/Aquarium-Maintenance-Cleaner-Battery-Operated/dp/B003OYOPNW/ref=pd_cp_pc_0
I think their junk but they do let you vaccum till your hearts content with removing water
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post #6 of 21 Old 11-22-2013, 02:54 PM
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Battery Hoover

I think their junk but they do let you vaccum till your hearts content with removing water
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I cant speak or that brand but the eheim one I have is actually really nice. But make sure you still change your water. Its pretty fast so i can use it while im changing my water to speed up the process on my larger tanks.
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post #7 of 21 Old 11-22-2013, 03:31 PM
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I cant speak or that brand but the eheim one I have is actually really nice. But make sure you still change your water. Its pretty fast so i can use it while im changing my water to speed up the process on my larger tanks.
Oh, Eheim very top of the line, how overpriced was that?
I can't speak I have never used one personally
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Oh, Eheim very top of the line, how overpriced was that?
I can't speak I have never used one personally
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Lol. Very overpriced. I cant recall exactly but maybe $50-60
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post #9 of 21 Old 11-23-2013, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
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Lol thought there was gona be a fight all over a gravel hoover
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post #10 of 21 Old 11-23-2013, 07:38 AM
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Me and A13, never, she's one of the brighter people here, except maybe when she downed half a C note on a Hoover.
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