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Old 08-27-2018, 02:46 AM   #1
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Substrate Shovel

I have a client with a 4'h tank that wants to replace her substrate. What kind of heavy duty tool can I use to scoop it out? I would use my typical net but it's small and plastic (bends). Ideas?
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Old 08-27-2018, 11:03 AM   #2
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A large dust pan. Probably the kind with the rubber edge.
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Plastic cub and siphon out what you canít scoop during a water change.
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Plastic cub and siphon out what you canít scoop during a water change.
It's gravel so siphoning it out won't work so well. Plastic cub? You mean tub?
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It's gravel so siphoning it out won't work so well. Plastic cub? You mean tub?


I would use red solo cups, but it all depends on size of the system.
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Is the tank full or empty? Salt?
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Cat litter scoop? (Brand new and unused, of course.)
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Shop vac you will suck up water too but you can just replace that
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