Originally Posted by InfiniteGlory
Everytime I want to vacuum my tank I have to be extra careful not to suck up the sand. I usually agitate the bottom and have the vacuum close so that it grabs the detritus. not too mention that with only 4 gallons I have just a short time before I have to stop. I don't want to remove/add water to disrupt the cycle. So I never really get it clean like I would hope it to be.
I have seen the battery operated vacuums that will recycle the water while trapping the detritus in a small bag. DO they actually work becuase I am willing to be a guinea pig and try them out.
Pic of my tank
your tanks gorgeous!
I have cories in my tank, so they like to clean alot for me ^.^
I have sand also, about the grain size of sugar. I take my normal siphon, swirl it above the sand about an inch, and just hover above the sand to suck up the waste. This works fine for me, but i have heard that the sand you have tends to be very dusty, so you could look into the other siphon if youd like.