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Old 07-02-2012, 07:37 PM   #1
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Cleaning advice for cylinder tank

I have a 5ft tall cylinder acrylic tank that has small access above. I have had a few fish die and basically had to let them sit at the bottom of the tank until they were eaten by the others. Do they make any type of vacuum hose etc. that I can slide down to the bottom and suck them up? thanks
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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You'll probably need a grabber. I think amazon has some long ones. About 3 foot long should do it.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:21 AM   #3
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You'll probably need a grabber. I think amazon has some long ones. About 3 foot long should do it.
Thanks, but a grabber wont work. As I said, there is not much room above the cylinder so I need something flexible that I can slide down and in between the reef. Almost like a vacuum hose that could suck it up.
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What about a snake? The ones used for cleaning pipes? They have small grabbers. Just make sure to rinse afterwards.
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What about a snake? The ones used for cleaning pipes? They have small grabbers. Just make sure to rinse afterwards.
Thanks! As long as its bendable so I can snake it down the side of the cylinder it may work. Anyone know where to but one of these (with a grabber).
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:44 PM   #6
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Sometimes auto stores have flexible grabbers for Picking up the stupid bolt that always falls between the engine and somewhere else you can't reach. Maybe try Lordco or lowes
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Or amazon. Everything is on amazon or eBay. Lol
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Here you go...

http://toolmonger.com/2006/07/29/flexible-grabber-tool/
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Or here...
Check this out on AMZN: TEKTON 7597 36-Inch Claw Pick-Up Tool
http://amzn.com/B000NPR3WU
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Or amazon. Everything is on amazon or eBay. Lol
Yup pretty much! Lol

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Or here...
Check this out on AMZN: TEKTON 7597 36-Inch Claw Pick-Up Tool
Amazon.com: TEKTON 7597 36-Inch Claw Pick-Up Tool: Home Improvement
Cool looking thingamajig.
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