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Old 02-01-2012, 08:35 PM   #1
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battery powered gravel vac?

i paid about a $100 for a gravel vac and i really dont think it was worth it, i wanted to be able to vacuum without doing water changes all the time which for that it serves its purpose but i found out that it wont be compatible with sand if i ever use it, and the suction really isn't that great, im worried that im not cleaning enough out what are your experiences with battery powered gravel vacs? do they work for you?
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I have a battery powered one as well. i found it to work on super super fine sand but thats about it. There really is no way to cut down on water changes.
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i paid about a $100 for a gravel vac and i really dont think it was worth it, i wanted to be able to vacuum without doing water changes all the time which for that it serves its purpose but i found out that it wont be compatible with sand if i ever use it, and the suction really isn't that great, im worried that im not cleaning enough out what are your experiences with battery powered gravel vacs? do they work for you?
In my low moments I dream of using a powerful gravel vac to suck up these #!*& mts snails. Yes, yes, that would be cruel to the poor hapless snail but still...!
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In my low moments I dream of using a powerful gravel vac to suck up these #!*& mts snails. Yes, yes, that would be cruel to the poor hapless snail but still...!
ahahahaha! i didnt really want to not do water changes but more of have the option to do the vac every week or every few days without doing a water change, like when i use my algae brush to clean the tank some of it ends up floating in the water and i want to be able to suck it up without taking a bunch of water out, its just frustrating because this device barely works for that!
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