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post #1 of 6 Old 10-06-2007, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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How to clean gravel?

How can I clean the gravel in my small 10gallon tank? I tried using a gravel vac (python) but it sucks all the water out of the tank before I even clean a quarter of the gravel...what do I do??
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-06-2007, 02:36 PM
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u can buy a cheap small regular gravel vac and a bucket

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post #3 of 6 Old 10-06-2007, 03:26 PM
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have you tried to place your finger over
the flo pipe to restrict the water flo maybe ?

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #4 of 6 Old 10-06-2007, 03:35 PM
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I would be weary of using ball valves or obstructions over the mouth to restrict flow as that could potentially cancel out the low pressure venturi action of the python itself. BUT... the only way to find out is if you try!!

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post #5 of 6 Old 10-06-2007, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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i tried that and there is not a enough suction, it doesnt do anything...



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I would be weary of using ball valves or obstructions over the mouth to restrict flow as that could potentially cancel out the low pressure venturi action of the python itself. BUT... the only way to find out is if you try!!

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post #6 of 6 Old 10-08-2007, 01:01 AM
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Just use the airline from an air pump and a bucket. Works perfect for my 45 gallon fish tank.
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