Gravel Vac Recommendation

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Betrayer, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. B

    Betrayer Well Known Member Member

    I am looking for an effective siphon and gravel vac that would work well in a 29-gallon. I currently have a small Python brand gravel vac. It works very well in my 10-gallon. In my 29-gallon, the suction is very weak and it takes forever to complete a cleaning.

    My brother gave me a length of thicker plastic tubing that he used to use in his tank. That one sucks the water out so quickly that I end up removing more water than I intend to each time I clean the tank.

    I'm hoping someone can suggest a good quality gravel vac that has nice suction, but not too fast for a 29-gallon. I have a sand substrate, so if there is something that works especially well with sand, that would be great too. Thanks!
     
  2. t

    trichambers New Member Member

    Hi I have a 29 gallon also and I bought a siphon from Walmart and I'm able to siphon all of the gravel before to much water comes out
     
  3. OP
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    B

    Betrayer Well Known Member Member

    Thanks! Do you happen to remember what brand it is?
     
  4. t

    trichambers New Member Member

    I'm sorry I don't but here is a picture

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  5. r

    radar Valued Member Member

    That's what I have as well. Use it on all my tanks. If it takes out too fast on a ten gallon I would vac half one week half the next .
     
  6. D

    Discusluv Well Known Member Member

    This may be helpful to you, it rates different vacuum gravel cleaners and gives information on sizes etc...:
     
     
  7. Schultz0620

    Schultz0620 New Member Member

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    Betrayer Well Known Member Member





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