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Old 08-21-2010, 11:15 AM   #1 
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Question How do i Clean the tanks?

hi just wondering if any1 has any advice for me cuz heres the problem:

i just had surgery 1 day ago and im not allowed to lift more the 10 lbs for 3-4 weeks. and nobody in my house is willing to clean two 2gal hex tanks for me.

Any suggestions on how to clean the tanks??

note: i do not have a gravel vac.
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:44 PM   #2 
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Maybe use a cup to get the majority of water out so it won't be so heavy?

Hope that helps and hope you feel better very soon!
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:56 PM   #3 
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go get yourself a length of airline tubing and a 5gal bucket. Make yourself a spihon.... Granted, you may not be able to clean the gravel as well, but it will help with water changes, and you wont have to stand there and scoop water. might be kind of a pita to lift the bucket, but, in a 2.5 gal tank, you're only changing a little more than half a gal (assuming 30% changes), so it shouldn't be too heavy.
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Old 08-21-2010, 04:06 PM   #4 
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You can use a large cup to take some water out and to refill the tank. It will take longer, but it works.
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