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Old 03-06-2012, 07:35 PM   #1 
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Gravel vacuum recommendation--please??

I'm a newbie with a 6-gallon tank. It's the Eheim Nano--only about 10 inches square at the base and a little over 12 inches tall, so there's not a lot of gravel, but I will need a vacuum (the tank is still cycling for now).

Having never even used one I have no idea what to shop for. I'd love some recommendations (brands to avoid; brands you love) and any tips or tricks would be welcome also.

Many thanks!
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:04 PM   #2 
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There's really not much science in a gravel vac, specially for your size tank.
It's a tube that will suck out water from the higher end while spitting it out the other end held at a lower level.
Some people don't even go for gravel vacs, just a flexible tube will to.
I bought a gravel vac and I took off the cilinder because I kept knocking my plants with it, too large and clumsy. So now I just use the tube which is about a 1/2" diameter clear flexible tube and it works beautifully.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:35 AM   #3 
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Thanks. Obviously I still have lots of learning to do. :) I can't picture this at all... is the flexible tube powered in some way?
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