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post #11 of 16 Old 02-12-2008, 04:11 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, thanks guys! I really appreciate the tips. I'll be trying again in a couple days. We'll see how it goes!

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post #12 of 16 Old 02-13-2008, 06:51 AM Thread Starter
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Success! I figured out my problem. I wasn't moving the siphon up and down vigorously enough. Now my poor fish have cloudy water again because the water was coming out so fast, I was running out of room in the container I was emptying it out in....so, I lifted the tube out and all the gook that was in it flowed back out into the water....SOOOO.....I learn a little more each time. Thanks for all your help!

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post #13 of 16 Old 02-13-2008, 08:56 AM
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Success! I figured out my problem. I wasn't moving the siphon up and down vigorously enough. Now my poor fish have cloudy water again because the water was coming out so fast, I was running out of room in the container I was emptying it out in....so, I lifted the tube out and all the gook that was in it flowed back out into the water....SOOOO.....I learn a little more each time. Thanks for all your help!

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Glad you finally got it down! :) At the end it's kinda hard, you have to scoop the vacuum to an upright position to prevent it from spilling back in the tank.

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post #14 of 16 Old 02-13-2008, 05:44 PM
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I had a siphon I *loved* that auto started and you could adjust the flow while using it so I could slow the water down or speed it up depending on what I wanted. It was awesome...until I stepped on it :(

Now I have a battery powered one that filters the water and puts it back into the tank. It's different, but I like it as well. I can clean the gravel at my own leisure without worrying about the amount of water I'm draining. I usually clean the gravel and do a water change in different parts of the week to keep the biological balance going strong (although I'm sure it's not necessary).
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post #15 of 16 Old 02-14-2008, 01:15 AM
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A couple of things, I am new to the forum but an old timer to fish. One person said they were tired of the taste of aquarium water, if it tastes bad something is wrong. LOL Also, willow said it took a week to for his water to clear up, he obviously doesn't have enough filtration. Mine will clear up within 12 hours if I totally screw up the water.

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post #16 of 16 Old 02-14-2008, 03:00 AM Thread Starter
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Tonywaits....I'm not sure why it took a week for my water to clear up the first time around, but yesterday, it was very clear again within a couple of hours after siphoning...so I think my filter is working fine. I'm a she btw hehe.
Okie, the siphon you had before it was stepped on :( sounds really cool. I'll have to experiment a little more with mine so I can control it a little better.
Thanks Jasey, I'll try that next time.

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