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Old 04-20-2011, 01:34 AM   #11
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:34 AM   #12
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Hahaha.. It's fine! I do it.. It's so much easier! Haha then if u do that it should cause a sandstorm!!
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:38 AM   #13
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Or you could cover the end with your thumb at fill the tube with your water then submerse your vac back into your tank and when you release the flow should start.
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Omg. Never thou of that... Dang it hahah it's so simple too.. Cheers
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:44 AM   #15
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AHAHAHAH wow, well thats good advice.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:46 AM   #16
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If you have a powerhead, hold the suction end up to the powerhead and it will start the vacuum. I have a 75 gal tank and that how I start mine when I need to do water changes.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:49 AM   #17
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You don't have to use the up and down motion for it to work. Just loop it nice and neat, put the whole thing in the water and let the air out by tilting it. Once theres water in the whole hose and tube part you can use it.
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:08 AM   #18
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You don't have to use the up and down motion for it to work. Just loop it nice and neat, put the whole thing in the water and let the air out by tilting it. Once theres water in the whole hose and tube part you can use it.
this whole time ive been makkein more work than nessacary
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:25 AM   #19
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I personally cant get it to work well by using the uppy down motion. lol I just use it like a regular siphon.
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it takes a good 5 min and a lot of turbulance in the water to get it started it probably stresses the poor fish il be usin the other methods from now on
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