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The other day my syphon gravel filter broke, so there was no longer anymore suction, so this time I'm going to go for a differnet brand. Can anyone recommend one? I don't think I'll go python as I only have a 60 litre and is probably not worth paying the extra money as I dont need to take out that much water...
 

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Is there maybe something stuck in the hole in the syphon? Mine does that at least once each water change and will stop syphoning. Then I take it apart and clean it and we are going again.
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Nah what happened was that the pastic that connects to the tubing ripped, so it is no longer air tight. I kept on using it although less suction untill the whole thing ripped off.
 

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Bummer!!!
 

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J-Man said:
Nah what happened was that the pastic that connects to the tubing ripped, so it is no longer air tight. I kept on using it although less suction untill the whole thing ripped off.
If you've got some aquarium sealant you might be able to fix it with that...
 
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Doesn't matter I went out and bought a new one today. different brand looks tougher.
I'm gonna use it tomorrow
 

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What you weren't so excited by your new piece of equipment that you didn't use it today? I thought you loved gravel Vacuuming : I always have to try things out right away, even if I have one just like it already. hahaha
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Couldn't I was going to but my there was no room at that moment as we were movin stuff around. I did today however and it worked brilliantly. To good in fact the tube is wider and the suction is a bit better so the bucket overflowed and I got in a bit of trouble. I didnt look at the bucket often enough...
I guess I know for next time
 

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Sorry J-Man we've all been there I know it's not much consolation, but most fish keepers do that at one time or the other.
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Lol
 
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