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Old 01-09-2010, 11:35 AM   #1 
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Gravel vacuum recommendations

Could anyone please recommend a good gravel vacuum for under $10-20 that would work for a 2.5 minibow? Thanks
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:48 PM   #2 
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for a minibow I wouldn't get a vacuum.. you can make a tiny vacuum using air tubing and chopsticks.

Attach the chopsticks to one end of the tubing using rubberbands... this keeps one end rigid.

The other end will go in the bucket. To get suction just suck on the bucket end until you start to see the water flow then put it in the bucket.

This makes a tiny vacuum perfect for little tanks.

If you need pics of the set up PM me.. a poster on anther forum gave me this tip.
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Old 01-09-2010, 01:53 PM   #3 
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Using chopsticks and airline tubing? Cool idea!
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:09 PM   #4 
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I use the airline and chopsticks for sand substrate / eco complete on smaller tanks to prevent the fine substrate from getting sucked up. I also find that any gravel vac with a mouth of 1" in diameter or less works well for 2.5gs.
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:52 PM   #5 
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yeah the little gravel vac will work.. I just didn't want to buy another vacuum when I already had the airline hose
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:43 PM   #6 
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That is a neat idea!
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:17 PM   #7 
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That is a superb idea!! And does it make a difference that I have gem stones instead of gravel?
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Old 01-10-2010, 02:58 PM   #8 
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gemstones? those plastic rock thingys that look like big diamonds.. or the glass colored bead things?

It should still work... I think.
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:35 PM   #9 
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The glass colored bead things that look like mancala pieces on steriods.
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:23 PM   #10 
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You can try but I wouldn't imagine it would work too well. Tell us how it goes.
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