Aqua Culture Regular Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, 1pk

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Aqua Culture Regular Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, 1pk
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About this item

  • Self-start siphon
  • Designed to separate and remove debris from aquarium gravel
  • Measures 1.63?? by 9??

Directions: 

Assembly: slip the end Of the hose over the cap on the cylinder. It maybe necessary To heat the tip Of the 72" vinyl hose (by holding it undera hot water faucet for 5 seconds). The hose must fit tightly. Hot waterwill also eliminate any kinks. To activate self-starting siphon: A.place an empty bucket near & below aquarium. B. first, put the end ofhose in the bucket, then submerge the cylinder in the aquarium until itfills w/water completely. C. keeping the loop Of the hose low over thetop Of the tank, rapidly move the gvc cylinder up & down until siphoningbegins (about 5 times). D. once siphoning has begun, place the open endof the cylinder in the gravel To begin cleaning. Gravel And debris willrise in the cylinder. Debris is siphoned into the bucket w/the water.The gravel falls down when the cylinder is lifted. Vacuum the gravel bedat least once a month, while removing no more than 25% Of the water.Multiple cleanings may be required To vacuum all the gravel. Refill thetank, adding appropriate water treatments.

Specifications

Model No.: 0001083857520
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.6
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 3.5 x 7.0
Assembled in Country of Origin: USA
Origin of Components: USA
Walmart No.: 874896
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Customer Reviews | 14 reviews | 3.9 out of 5

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Works perfectly but is confusing at first
5/28/2012

Customer review by alexusk97

5.0 stars by alexusk97

The first time I used this it was hard to get going. But now I have gotten the hang of it and it leaves my gravel nice and clean and is very simple to use. I was disgusted seeing how much debri came out of my gravel. I almost didn't buy this because of the one bad review. But I needed a siphon and it was the only one walmart had. I don't know what happened with the person that wrote the bad review because it works great! I am glad I purchased this.

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alexusk97
Florida, USA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:14 - 18
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every few days
It works well
4/28/2012

Customer review by Spheal

5.0 stars by Spheal

I don't understand why the other reviewer found this product so difficult. All I did was push the tube over the end. Of course it is hard to slip on because you need it to stick to the siphon so there is no leak of air. It's a good product. I have a couple of these and they work fine! It's not that difficult.

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Spheal
Denver, CO
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:2 - 3 months
Gender:Male
Usage:Once per week
easy as pie!
5/28/2014

Customer review by AlBuyit

5.0 stars by AlBuyit

I have never used one of these before. I was afraid the gravel would get stuck or sucked up in the tube among other concerns. But I followed the directions and it does a great job cleaning the bottom of my tank. Good price too.

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AlBuyit
Hagerstown, MD
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Gender:Male
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by Anaaa 1/21/2012
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  • A. Submerge the whole hose. Clog one end using a finger or by pinching it closed. Pull the closed end out of the tank carefully and quickly to your sink or bucket, while holding the other end of the hose under water. The bucket or sink end needs to be slightly lower than your tank. The more distance (from high to low) the faster it will syphon. So, if you're picking up pebbles, raise your bucket a little higher. The emptying end has to be lower than the tank bottom. *If you're a fish breeder, make sure to use nylon over your cleaner end or remove the eggs from the tank first. Remember, do not use anything with soap or soap residue in your tank.
    by Respect2Glory26/9/2014
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  • A. I put mine in the water and shake it up in down in the water until it starts to work. I place the hose in the sink and all of the crud goes down the drain.
    by jeraljoa4/20/2015
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  • A. like siphoning - it sucks the water out by gravity once it is forced or primed by mouth or the inside plastic thing that is in this tube - but sorry mine fell off hope yours does not - we had to use our mouth but all in all it still worked good - just worried about cleanliness of doing this yuck right
    by cacaowow3/9/2013
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  • A. you put the gravel cleaner into the tank and you move it up and down until you see the water going into your bucket and remember only empty about 25 to 50 percent of the water and use AquaSafe to your replacement water, and use 10ml for every 10 gallons so if you have a 10gal tank, use only 10ml, if you have a 20gal tank use 20ml, and so on, but if you have a tank less the 10gallons, like a 5gal tank use only 5ml, hope this helps
    by Sithlord769/27/2013
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  • A. This product works by submerging the vacuum into the water. When the large tube connected to the long smaller tube feels with water, suck on the opening of the small tube and place downward into a bucket. The water being pulled down by the force of gravity will continue to pull water through the siphon until it is removed from the water.
    by Spheal2/22/2013
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