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Alternative to Rigid Tubing
Old 08-03-2012, 04:44 PM   #1
 
Alternative to Rigid Tubing

I have a 10 gallon fry tank that i have been doing daily water changes in with a airline tube. The issue with this i have to remove all decor to get the bare bottom clean as possible.

Well as i am not able to see all angles at all times to avoid hurting any fry i was hoping to buy some rigid tubing and not have to remove any decor.

The problem with this is the only place i can find it is online and for a .83 cent item they want to charge 8 or 9 dollars in shipping...insane!

Is there anything else that is similar to rigid tubing that would be easy to find?

Because if i use the option of not removing any decor then the waste goes under the decor and i am wasting my time...
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:23 PM   #2
 
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They sell a slightly larger tubing in home depot you could use. It is very cheap though I don't know the price but just stuff a sponge or filter floss in the opening to keep from sucking up the fry
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:40 AM   #3
 
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It's really hard to avoid sucking up fry depending on how many there are. I always managed to suck up at least half a dozen when I siphoned.

Just wait for the water to settle in the drain bucket and use a turkey baster to suck the fry back up and put them back into the tank.
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