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Old 07-06-2009, 03:01 PM   #1 
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Best Gravel Vaccum?

What's the best aquarium gravel vacuum for a 2.5G tank? We have an underwater filter which runs for about 20 minutes everyday, but we're a bit concerned about the food debris that collected at the bottom a couple of days ago.
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Old 07-06-2009, 03:37 PM   #2 
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Any small one will do. I have used the topfin ones for years. just need to be careful to not suck any fish up. The smallest one that is not an issue for a betta.

This one is supposed to be good too if you have fish that like the vacuum rather than hide form it: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2755281
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I've read in a few places that the Lees vacuums are good. Anyone having tried these before?
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That is the same design and color as the small top fin one, probably made in the same chinese factory and labeled different. Works great!
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That is the same design and color as the small top fin one, probably made in the same chinese factory and labeled different. Works great!
Thanks neenjar!
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:59 PM   #6 
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I just got an Aquaculture vac from Walmart. I hope it works! lol
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:47 AM   #7 
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I would stickw ith the good ole top fin vacs. I use the smallest one so not to suck up any fish. I don't bother with the mechanical ones because it takes you a few weeks to get down how to get the vac started and after that you should be able to get it starte din your sleep.

Plus honestly in a 2.5 you should be doing a 50% change one week and a 100% change the next week :-/
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:52 AM   #8 
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I use Top Fin... Works great for what little I need.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:00 AM   #9 
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I use Top Fin... Works great for what little I need.
Thanks AngelMonster, dr2b and drama. I guess the vote is for Top Fin(kinda sounds like Top Gun!!)
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