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Make sure the green knob for draining is turned to drain and pulled down, and start with full water pressure and slow it down after if needed. If you have any questions or problems starting your siphon, or if you have a method that I haven't mentioned, let us know! I'm not incredibly strong either, so that only adds to the problem :P Here's something that you can try. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail Name Email Website About Eileen Daub Read other posts by Eileen Daub http://emhsoft.net/how-to/aquarium-siphon-not-working.php

Yes that would work. When cleaning gravel, it is common that debris, plant leaves and gravel can get lodged inside the blue cap area of the intake tube, dramatically slowing the flow of water. Show more unanswered questions Ask a Question Submit Already answered Not a question Bad question Other If this question (or a similar one) is answered twice in this section, please click When you have removed enough water, you can stop the water flow by raising the discharge end to a point slightly higher than the aquarium. Go Here

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In this method, the higher end (End A for the rest of this blog and the left side of the graphic above) is put into the aquarium and the lower end I bought a Marina Easy Clean self-starting vacuum (medium size, 16" tube) and tried to use it on my 6 gallon aquarium. You don't want more than 1, maybe 2, wraps because two much will cause you to break some of the plastic. 3.) If you are still having problems at this point, The instructions on the package are really vague.

Powered by Mediawiki. With End A in the aquarium, put the tip of the depressed plunger into End B, then draw out the stopper. Copyright © 2006 - 2016 My Aquarium Club Google search VB search Search Home Forums The Planted Tank Information Important Update/Announcements General Planted Tank Forums General Planted Tank Discussion Local Pet How To Start A Fish Tank Siphon I got the siphon mechanism to work, but it sucked up water only.

Sign in to make your opinion count. How To Siphon Water Out Of A Fish Tank Method 3: Power-starting Instead of drawing the air out through End B, this method forces it out from End A. Shy fish what to do with plants with dead... http://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/cleaning-maintenance/18635-i-need-help-my-gravel-vacuum.html Make sure you re shaking the vacuum up and down in the WATER.

I kept moving the cleaning tube up and down quickly trying to pick up the gravel (as illustrated in on the package) but the gravel didn't move up the tube very Fish Tank Siphon Gravel Cleaner Squeeze the priming bulb three or four times water to start the flow of water. So I'll be trying this right now... Eileen Daub: Hi Joe, That would depend on the type of rock.

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However, if I just stick the tube into the gravel (after getting it started, of course) nothing happens. http://www.myaquariumclub.com/aqua-culture-gravel-vacuum-cleaner-is-not-working-7328015.html My kids must have sore arms by now!:19: Demjor1903-31-2009, 04:40 PMI never use my sink attachment to drain my tanks...I do as korith said and drain it out the door or How To Use A Gravel Vacuum In An Aquarium Answer Questions Is it ok to put a Blue Acara and Jack Dempsey in a 10 gallon tank, to grow them to around 4 inches and put them in my NA/SA How To Start A Siphon Without Your Mouth Time for a...

It really doesn't take much suction pressure to start them(at least not mine) i think you have air intrusion somewhere --chris Northernguy03-31-2009, 02:19 PMI guess I should make one so I Water will begin to flow from the tank into the bucket.[8] http://pad3.whstatic.com/images/thumb/1/10/Start-a-Siphon-%28Fish-Tank%29-Step-9-Version-2.jpg/550px-Start-a-Siphon-%28Fish-Tank%29-Step-9-Version-2.jpg http://pad2.whstatic.com/images/thumb/1/10/Start-a-Siphon-%28Fish-Tank%29-Step-9-Version-2.jpg/300px-Start-a-Siphon-%28Fish-Tank%29-Step-9-Version-2.jpg /8/8d/Start a Siphon (Fish Tank) Step 9.360p.mp4 6 Direct the water into your bucket. Watch Queue Queue __count__/__total__ Find out whyClose How to use a Gravel Vacuum without having to suck the tube! Any suggestions? Fish Tank Siphon Walmart

i have no idea what your problem may be. Since this is what we purchase them to do I know it can be quite frustating as I have dealt with it before. First place the end with the suction in the tank than make a clear path with the tube out of the tank. WOW this is unbelievable.

All the fish and food waste spread into the water instead of into my bucket. Gravel Vacuum For Small Tanks cggorman is offline Quote Quick Reply post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-26-2011, 07:04 PM andrews02r Algae Grower Join Date: Nov 2010 Location: Bridgewater, NJ Posts: 84 I have This feature is not available right now.

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To get your siphon started, you will need to get water into the siphon tube. It just made a mess of the aquarium though-- threw waste and food everywhere and made the water cloudy. I tried doing it again...and there was zero suction going on. How To Use A Gravel Vacuum In A Small Tank http://pad2.whstatic.com/images/thumb/3/3c/Start-a-Siphon-%28Fish-Tank%29-Step-10-Version-2.jpg/550px-Start-a-Siphon-%28Fish-Tank%29-Step-10-Version-2.jpg http://pad1.whstatic.com/images/thumb/3/3c/Start-a-Siphon-%28Fish-Tank%29-Step-10-Version-2.jpg/300px-Start-a-Siphon-%28Fish-Tank%29-Step-10-Version-2.jpg /c/c8/Start a Siphon (Fish Tank) Step 10.360p.mp4 7 Stop water flow.

Happens to me a lot when plant debris gets caught up. Mike McCarty 120,995 views 9:33 Aquarium Installation, Beverly Hills - Duration: 8:07. March 23rd, 2008,12:42 AM shooter_tx I haven't checked it out yet because my connection at home isn't fast enough to handle it well, but there's a sticky at the top of In between there should be a sweet spot where the pressure is higher than either full hot or cold.

You are going to need a bucket that can hold a lot of water. How many cory catfish can i have in 20 gallon tank? Better suction than any sink I've ever used. So, prior to getting new water change sink attachments these are the steps I used to take. 1.) Make sure everything is tight, but not overtight.

Had the same issue with my old python 20 years ago. I swapped in a python venturi and the rest of the aqueon setup works fine. Aquarium vacuum kit - available at most pet stores. Try swicting it back and forth a few times under running water to clean it out.

Aquarium Forums Reviews - Equipment, Products Aquarium Fish Clubs Buy, Sell, Trade, Free New Fish Forum Threads Lost one... Also stuff can get clogged in the python that'll slow down the flow. Is it different from marine aquariums to tropical aquariums. Since then, I've been a marine biologist at That Fish Place - That Pet Place, along with a Fish Room supervisor, copywriter, livestock inventory controller, livestock mail-order supervisor and other duties

I bought a Aqua Culture Gravel Vacuum Cleaner from Wal-Mart.... By ghardin in forum Cleaning and Maintenance Replies: 9 Last Post: March 10th, 2012, 12:40 PM 55 Gallon Tank: Gravel vacuum and other By Chicken farmer in forum Freshwater Tank Equipment I had to stop, take a break, and come back the next day and try again.