Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-30-2013, 01:43 AM   #221 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
I have a gravel vac and never could get the darn thing to work.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 02:05 PM   #222 
avraptorhal
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Apple Valley,CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by dramaqueen View Post
I have a gravel vac and never could get the darn thing to work.

If you have one that the instructions that came say simply move the gravel tube up and down rapidly. I had the same problem. I bought the rubber bulb that some vacuums come with and attached the bulb in between the gravel tube and the outlet and it worked fine.

I hope this helps.
avraptorhal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2013, 11:43 AM   #223 
Survivor2013
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Colonial Heights, VA
It was great to know I was doing it right. Little one is sick so I've been cleaning more frequently until he's almost done healing.
Survivor2013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2013, 02:45 PM   #224 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Yes, they say to move it up and down and it didn't work. Thanks for the info.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2013, 07:21 PM   #225 
Perseusmom
TFK Moderator
 
Perseusmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
I can`t get mine to work either DQ doing the up and down motion, I have to suck on the end to get it started which sounds so nasty, sorry about that ...LOL I love my gravel vac though and would be lost without it. Warning don`t ever put those plastic tubes in really Hot water to clean them, they warp and will not go back together correctly, I had to replace mine because of that.

I have a 5 gallon cycled tank and do a once a week 50 percent water change with the gravel vac.
Perseusmom is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2013, 07:50 PM   #226 
ao
TFK Moderator
 
ao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NYC
I think I'm the only one who uses an airline >.>


Sent from Petguide.com App
ao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2013, 11:21 PM   #227 
Oldfishlady
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by dramaqueen View Post
Yes, they say to move it up and down and it didn't work. Thanks for the info.
Try pouring water in it to prime it-then use your thumb as the control valve-open and close as needed to get the water moving while holding over your waste water bucket..That is how I have to prime my 100ft python I use with gravity flow to drain outside...I have a 1gal jug of water to pour in it to prime..gets it going pretty fast....

I finally got all the new water change recommendation written up-along with a new NPT, nitrogen cycle Betta specific, reasons for fin damage with treatments, care on a budget, care in 1gal tanks, reason for SBD with treatment recommendations, difference between S/S with natural treatments, importance of supporting immune response, hard to spawn Betta with tricks and spawning triggers, Betta nutrition from birth to mature Betta and many, many more...Boy, I guess I do need to write a book....A member offered to help me write one a year or so ago...I should take em up on it...Not sure where to put any of this or if it is even wanted anymore....
Oldfishlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2013, 11:21 PM   #228 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
That's another reason for not cycling a tank. I can't get a gravel vac to work! Lol
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2013, 11:23 PM   #229 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Then would you open and close the thumb while moving the vac up and down?
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2013, 11:42 PM   #230 
Oldfishlady
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by dramaqueen View Post
Then would you open and close the thumb while moving the vac up and down?
Well...now that I think about it you don't have enough hands...lol....to work a control valve while pouring water....lol...You would have use a clip on the end of the hose and clip to your bucket-then pour water in the tube then plunge the siphon into the tank and once the gravity flow started-then grab the end of the hose so you can use your thumb on the end as the control valve...make sense...lol....
Oldfishlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
fish out of water...literally & Care recommendations krump Betta Fish Care 10 01-08-2012 09:03 AM
water change temperature change peachesxo Betta Fish Care 6 03-07-2011 05:56 PM
Recommendations on water changes for a 5 Gallon. LucyLoofa Betta Fish Care 4 06-14-2010 10:54 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.