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Old 04-20-2011, 01:07 AM   #1
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gravel vac question

i have a topfin gravel vac you gota pump it up n down to start the syphon my question is would i make a huge sandstorm in my tank and would it end up sucking up the sand bed if i get to close to the surface?
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:13 AM   #2
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Erm it will start suckin up the sand if ur vacuum is in the Sand itself. Otherwise it shouldn't.
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:14 AM   #3
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well if i skim the surface to get debris off will it start suckin the sand as well
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:20 AM   #4
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That it shouldnt
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will it cause a sandstorm because i gotta pump the darn thing up n down just to start the syphon
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How deep is ur tank? And another way to get it started is buy suckin on the other end of the tube. Hahaha
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it's a standard 10gallon i cant remember the demensions
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10g.. To be honest I never tried usin a vac in a 10g.. Try sucking in the other end of the tube? Haha
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:31 AM   #9
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this is the grav vac
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yeah, thats what I do.. kinda embarrassing and gross at the same time ahah
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