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Old 10-24-2014, 12:31 AM   #1
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Clogged Aqueon gravel siphon.

How the heck do I clean this thing? I tried forcing water through with no luck. The water flow isn't enough to even lift the gunk a little.

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Old 10-24-2014, 12:40 AM   #2
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Where is it clogged?

Are you sure the valve is open?
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:43 AM   #3
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I have no idea.

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When i blow through the top air comes through. But when i blow through the actual opening its a lot harder.

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Have you had it apart at all. There might be a checkvalve in there that is in backwards
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I haven't been able to take it apart at all. The only thing i can do is take the hose off

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Old 10-24-2014, 06:35 PM   #7
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aqueon syphon problem

The devise that attaches to the water supply has a somewhat delicate internal design. the needle-like part that creates the suction can get plugged and stop functioning. I had that happen and had to do some take apart and clean it. worked good after that but I'm more careful with sand bottom now.
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