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Old 11-22-2013, 02:11 PM   #1
 
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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?
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:20 PM   #2
 
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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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Old 11-22-2013, 02:30 PM   #3
 
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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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Old 11-22-2013, 03:28 PM   #4
 
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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Old 11-22-2013, 03:45 PM   #5
 
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I think their junk but they do let you vaccum till your hearts content with removing water
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:54 PM   #6
 
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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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Old 11-22-2013, 04:31 PM   #7
 
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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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Old 11-22-2013, 04:35 PM   #8
 
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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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Old 11-23-2013, 07:37 AM   #9
 
Lol thought there was gona be a fight all over a gravel hoover
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:38 AM   #10
 
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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