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    I have a python that I use to siphon debris (poop) from my sand substrate, this worked fine when my tank occupants were small tetras but now with discus I'm finding that poop is lifted from the surface but does not always or quickly and easily move through the lift tube...often enough it falls back onto the sand. I've tried swirling the tube above the sand but that just ends up covering the debris with a bit of sand. Any ideas on how I can solve this issue?
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    a smaller tube makes for stronger suction...you can replace the wide tube at the end of the hose with something with a smaller diameter. It also makes for faster flow, tho, so you will not have as much time to do your vacuuming as usual.

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    sheamurai, great idea! It takes so long for the debris to move up the tube now it may not make that much of a difference in the amount of water being removed. I do have a more narrow lift tube I use when siphoning the sump (fits between the baffels) so I'll attach that to the python and see how it works!
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