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JonandJo 11-22-2013 01:11 PM

Gravel hoovering
 
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?

Roccus 11-22-2013 01:20 PM

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..

jaysee 11-22-2013 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonandJo (Post 3456170)
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.

JonandJo 11-22-2013 02:28 PM

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

rickey 11-22-2013 02:45 PM


I think their junk but they do let you vaccum till your hearts content with removing water
R

Agent13 11-22-2013 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by rickey (Post 3456586)
Battery Hoover

I think their junk but they do let you vaccum till your hearts content with removing water
R

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.

rickey 11-22-2013 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Agent13 (Post 3456698)
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
R

Agent13 11-22-2013 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by rickey (Post 3456938)
Oh, Eheim very top of the line, how overpriced was that?
I can't speak I have never used one personally
R

Lol. Very overpriced. I cant recall exactly but maybe $50-60

JonandJo 11-23-2013 06:37 AM

Lol thought there was gona be a fight all over a gravel hoover

rickey 11-23-2013 07:38 AM

Me and A13, never, she's one of the brighter people here, except maybe when she downed half a C note on a Hoover.
R


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