About this item
- Self-start siphon
- Designed to separate and remove debris from aquarium gravel
- Measures 1.63?? by 9??
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.
|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|
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- 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 Respect2Glory26/9/2014Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- 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 jeraljoa4/20/2015Was this answer helpful? (1) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- 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 rightby cacaowow3/9/2013Was this answer helpful? (1) (1)Was this answer helpful?
- 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 helpsby Sithlord769/27/2013Was this answer helpful? (2) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- 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 Spheal2/22/2013Was this answer helpful? (1) (4)Was this answer helpful?
- Probably. When I was cleaning my tank it removed a lot of the water anyways (2 out of 6.5 gallons) and I didn't even get to clean all the gravel.by Samir5/20/2015Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- Yes, that's another Eason i use itby An anonymous customer8/17/2013Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- Yes but it may take awhile.by jeraljoa6/8/2014Was this answer helpful? (1) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- yes - it works fairly fast to get the water outby cacaowow12/16/2012Was this answer helpful? (1) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- yes you can i use the same gravel cleaner for my 10gal tankby Sithlord768/15/2013Was this answer helpful? (1) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- Yes, I have a 6.5 gallon tank and 5 lbs. of gravel in it. Each time it picked up an inch or two of gravel, sucked up the debris and then dropped the cleaned gravel because the suction isn't strong enough to get it into the tubing.by Samir5/20/2015Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- Actually Yes it will pick up some of the gravel if it's being used correctly! What you do is place the siphon against the gravel, the gravel and fish waste will be drawn into the siphon 2-3 inches. As this happens, raise the siphon up off of the graves, the gravel in the siphon is heavier then the fish waste and will fall back down, while the fish waste will travel up and out of the tank. After few tries with this up and down motion you'll be a pro in no time. Caution: if you dont remove your fish from thr tank becareful as small fish can be drawn into the siphon. Goldfish produce alot of waist so you want to cycle 1/3 to 1/2 of your tank water "Weekly". Replace with pre-treated water?by Rocky4/14/2015Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- No, is it designed to clean gravel.by CommunityAnswer5/17/2014Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?