Originally Posted by Sapphoira
So I've been using one of the cheap hand pump gravel vacuums for my 20 gallon divided tank, but I find the suction isn't sufficient to suck up some of the detritus from the few plants that didn't make it. Can anyone recommend a better vac? The bits of rotting plant aren't making a big difference in the ammonia of the tank (I check it every couple of days to be sure) but my substrate is natural sand and it sure looks gross on the sand!
I've never used it before, but may this be what you're looking for? Or something similar? :)
Also, you could pick out the rotten bits with clean hands, or put the net through the water. I do that after cleaning my tanks for bits that I may have missed, and it's great for clearing the water. :)