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I have a large one, for my 29 gallons, but a hose is all I can use for my smaller tanks. However, I keep sucking up the gravel with the hose, blocking the hose, so I get irritated, agravated and I don't do a very good job of a substrate clean.

I had an idea, which I think can be reproduced to suite any size tank, even a tiny fish bowl. Works a charm.

Hose: pick your length.
Syringe: (booster size or larger or smaller if you use an air hose for the very tiny nanos) ask your dr or visit a vetrenarian. I used to have a large animal vet and buy these things when I worked at a farm. I still have a couple points kicking around...somewhere.. I use this for catching baby shrimp, fry or foods.
And a clamp thing: (optional)
Pigeon: not required, best left out as they easily get under foot.


The parts required. Dancing bird.


Seperate the plunger from the tube. Lose the plunger (although in very small systems it is great to start the syphon by yanking it out. Your choice)


Voila! Done, complete and likely very cheap. Get to those little tanks
 

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I am sure they do, but I don't have one. Python would not work for my brackish tank, may be removal, but not refil. Most of my tanks are under 5 gallons anyway.
 

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after a discussion on pythons last night, I am tempted to beg for one. It would make my back breaking job of hauling buckets much easier. At least for my 2 x 29 gallons
 

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Judging by the sounds of it.

for the 2 - 5 gallon tanks I think its just easier to do it manually. Also for the small tanks, I have pre-made water with specific measurements and whatnot for them.
 

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after a discussion on pythons last night, I am tempted to beg for one. It would make my back breaking job of hauling buckets much easier. At least for my 2 x 29 gallons
Try hauling buckets of RO water for a 125 gal. reg. water for a 75 gal. and a 20 gal long
 
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