Vacuum Suction Not Strong - Please Help!

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by Cheyennemm, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. CheyennemmValued MemberMember

    I bought a water vacuum siphon thing and it works alright to siphon the old water out but it doesn’t vacuum the gravel like i thought it was suppose to? Like I can see stuff floating around after I disrupt the rocks a little bit but it’s only sucking in water and not the debris? am I doing something wrong? Thanks!

    Also how often do I change the thing in the filter ?
  2. CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    Can i see a photo of this thing? Maybe its clogged? Or not enough suction?
  3. CheyennemmValued MemberMember

    B94D7027-C799-4ECF-810A-3D448CAFAFFD.jpeg944280E7-C848-4859-9545-CF6021481F5E.jpeg Yes sorry I forget u can post photos on here!
  4. CheyennemmValued MemberMember

    It’s siphoning water fine but it’s not sucking in debris. My tank is also only a 7 gallon if that makes a difference
  5. TexasGuppyWell Known MemberMember

  6. CheyennemmValued MemberMember

    The one u recommended has no way to pump the water out though?

  7. TexasGuppyWell Known MemberMember

    It has a small ball hand pump to start like the one yours has. Then gravity takes over. I use it on my 10g tank.
  8. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    The higher your tank is from the bucket the stronger the suction will be

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