Originally Posted by sobersteve323
Last water change for my QT I sucked up a small harlequin rasbora. Luckily I was draining into a bucket since its just a few gallons at a time.
It got me thinking about how I do weekly water changes in my display. I usually just leave the hose draining out to the front yard while I clean up my plants.
I was planning on cutting up an old net and rubber banding it around the end of the siphon to keep smaller fish out. Seems pretty simple and straightforward but I was wondering if any of you have done something else similar. Just looking for other ideas if I missed something even simpler lol.
If your only changing h2o, no problem, but if you're wanting to clean out debris, then your method may not work so well. Maybe there's a plastic piece with narrow slots that will keep your fish safe, but allow you to vacuum more efficiently. I'm pretty new here so, perhaps my thoughts are a touch askew. Seems like a simple engineering issue to me though. I've been having similar thoughts cause I've got some tiny barbs to consider when I clean my tank too.