I read up on some of the gravel vacs and too many reviews said that debris was flowing right through and clouding up the tank.
I picked up a skimmer that goes inline with the canister but it was too bulky for my 40 gallon.
I'm going to continue to vacuum with the python water changer, i just want something that will pick up the debris i kick up.
Also the bristlenose pleco goes absolutely crazy when the snails get too close to him and he hangs out in an area that I can't vacuum without tearing my plants up. He starts tail whipping them and kicks up any debris on the bottom. I figured might as well get it out of the tank.
I purchased a HOB
filter and waiting for a roll of filter floss I ordered from Big Al's