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Old 07-26-2021, 07:35 PM   #1
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Hi, I have this old aquarium vacuum I found in the closet. I wanted to use this to drain my pond however I canít seem to get it to work. My new ones have a squeeze thing and this doesnít have anything just a tube. From my memory I thought I had to fill up and put my thumb on the tube to stop it from coming out then stick in the tank and it would work. But thatís not working so if anyone has any ideas let me know.
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I believe you will need to do it the old fashion way. You get it started by sucking on the skinny end till the water starts the flow.
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Or shake it up and down to start the syphon action.
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Idk if I can edit posts but I just wanted to say that I think it’s impossible bc it’s supposed to be used when the water is higher but thanks al for the help
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Idk if I can edit posts but I just wanted to say that I think it’s impossible bc it’s supposed to be used when the water is higher but thanks al for the help
Not sure what you mean, but you cant syphon from a lower container into a higher container. A pump would be required for that.
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[QUOTE=Aiken Drum;3565745]Not sure what you mean, but you cant syphon from a lower container into a higher container. A pump would be required for that.[/QU

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