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Old 12-29-2016, 09:48 PM   #1
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Best siphon/vacuum?

I have one of those cheap ($10) Aqueon siphon vacs with the black pump.

Works ok, but barely has the power to pick up poop.

Today, I changed out about half of the water I was planning to change, and when I emptied the bucket and started up again, I could not get it to pump the water anymore than halfway up the tube. There's got to be a leak or a hole somewhere, but I can't figure out where.

What are my options to replace it? I thought about a python, but I don't want to use the python to refill, because my water needs to age, the pH goes up almost a point after a day, and I don't want to cause ph shock to my fish.

The Eheim Quick Vac Pro looks like it works well as a vacuum, doesn't actually drain the water, so I'd have to use another method to do that.

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