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Post by bulldogg7 on Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:28 pm

Water change day, again.
First I turn off all the pumps and filters.
Then I use a "modified turkey baster" to blast behind my rocks to blow as much of the crud as I can out of there.
Vacuum, then blast again, and vacuum again. My modification is just putting the bulb on the end of some 1/2 inch pvc. You can find long basters, but I'm cheap Very Happy
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After getting behind the rocks, give everything a couple of minutes to settle.
Hold the siphon hose just far enough off the sand that you don't suck alot of it up. A little missing sand never hurt, cheap to replace a bit here and there. In the vid I'm using a hose with an attachment on it, just a straight tube. Keeps me from having to stick my whole arm in there.
If the pooh doesn't want to come up, just swirl the hose around a bit, it will cause a small tornado and lift the poo off the sand making it easier to remove.
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After cleaning everything, stir the sand around to release any gas bubbles that may build up.

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Post by Big Dog on Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:26 am

Great info. Thanks.
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