Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Aquaria Off-Topic
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-03-2013, 02:38 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Anubias's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Manchester,CT
Posts: 44
Top Fin Gravel Vac

I'm getting really IRRITATED WITH THIS VACUMN!!!! I've pumped 10 TIMES ALREADY!!!!! -_-
__________________

__________________
-Sincerely,
Anubias
Anubias is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 03:01 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
reefdiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: LittleRock
Posts: 1,033
What seems to be the problem?
__________________

__________________
reefdiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 03:03 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
reefdiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: LittleRock
Posts: 1,033
If its sucktion you may have to look down the tube if it has a flaper just go up and down. If it dos not the sink it and raise .
__________________
reefdiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 03:05 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Anubias's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Manchester,CT
Posts: 44
Thank you for responding!!!! The vac doesnt seem to suck up the gravel!!! At All....Ive pumped over and over again!!! Maybe i should pump slowly....Ive just recieved this in the mail!!! So I need help. Tge instructions isnt any help at all
__________________
-Sincerely,
Anubias
Anubias is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 03:08 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Bix22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 211
Do you have the hose and suction bulb set up properly? In/out
I have one and it works great, I squeeze the bulb about 5 times initially and then 1 or 2 times every minute.
I actually sucked a fish into it accidentally last night!
__________________
Bix22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 03:21 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Anubias's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Manchester,CT
Posts: 44
Bix22 Yes THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I HAVE!!! OMGEE SO ITS WORKS VERY WELL....LOL I HOPE THE LIL GUY IS OKAY!!! Thank u also I will follow your directions to see if it works!!!!
__________________
-Sincerely,
Anubias
Anubias is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 03:23 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Bix22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 211
Pump slowly until the bulb inflates all the way
__________________
Bix22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 03:24 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Anubias's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Manchester,CT
Posts: 44
Okay.....Lets see how this goes!!!
__________________
-Sincerely,
Anubias
Anubias is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 03:27 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Bix22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 211
Put the tube in the water & pump about 5 times to start the suction.
To get the gravel I sort of push it up and down into the gravel, it will suck it up about 2 inches.
Keep the tubing below the tank so gravity can help drain it.
__________________
Bix22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 04:39 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Anubias's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Manchester,CT
Posts: 44
Bix22 THANK U FOR YOUR RESCUE!!!! U R AWESOME!!! Everything you said was exactly right!!! Works Perfectly!!!! My tank looks great...The Vac was a good investment for a cheap price
__________________

__________________
-Sincerely,
Anubias
Anubias is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fin, gravel, gravel vac, top fin

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.