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post #1 of 3 Old 04-18-2008, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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Gravel siphon

Anyone ever make a gravel siphon?! I need one that is about 30 ft. If you buy one they are like 40-50$ but I see that you can just buy the tube for like 10$. I have a faucet pump from a water bed, sooooo I was thinking 10$ tube, 5$ hose at family buck, and wala Ive got a 50$ gravel siphon for half the price! Anyone got any experience?
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-18-2008, 02:10 PM
If you want to make one that is "high tech", get a submersible pump and the correct length of hose. Should cost about $30-$40.
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post #3 of 3 Old 04-18-2008, 02:49 PM
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1.5-2" inch pvc pipe capped off with a nipple cap that is used for raised sprinklers then attach your hose. They do make a thing called a bulkhead that could be used in the cap after a hole is drilled in the top. Then you can clamp the hose to it and use the water bed thing.
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