w8 I'm confused... How do you get water in your mouth syphoning?
I usually don't wash my hands after tank maintanence to be honest... just before! XD
Well on my bigger tanks I wouldnt have to suck the tube to make the water come, on the smaller tank since I didnt buy a smaller gravel vacuum, I have to place it in the tank and fill the bulb with water. then you suck the tube and it pulls the water creating the suction.. sometimes you just dont get the tube out of your mouth fast enough. hehe.