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nofinga911 10-06-2007 02:33 PM

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??

MegK 10-06-2007 03:36 PM

u can buy a cheap small regular gravel vac and a bucket

willow 10-06-2007 04:26 PM

have you tried to place your finger over
the flo pipe to restrict the water flo maybe ?

beetlebz 10-06-2007 04:35 PM

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!!

Ball Valve

nofinga911 10-06-2007 05:12 PM

i tried that and there is not a enough suction, it doesnt do anything...



Quote:

Originally Posted by beetlebz
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!!

Ball Valve


joelfish 10-08-2007 02:01 AM

Just use the airline from an air pump and a bucket. Works perfect for my 45 gallon fish tank.


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