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Thread: turkey baster?
03-29-2014, 08:59 PM #1
I have been reading threads and articles on caring for a heavily planted tank. Someone had mentioned using a turkey baster to get debris from hard to reach areas in their tank? has anyone used this method? it SOUNDS like it would be a good idea but...
03-29-2014, 09:24 PM #2
Sounds like a great idea. I usually start a siphon with an airline tubing and use that to 'spot vac,' grasping the airline with a pair of hemostats/needle drivers for really difficult to reach places. The main problem I run into is the cup I'm siphoning into overfilling while I'm looking around the tank lol.
03-29-2014, 11:35 PM #3
might depend on tank size. a 10 gallon? yes. a 20 gallon? maybe. a 65 gallon? not really.
besides that, having a too clean gravel bed is actually detrimental to the plants.
03-30-2014, 12:02 AM #4
I have one I use for tank cleanup. I really only use mine if I have an oops moment with the food.
03-30-2014, 12:03 AM #5
I have one, they are excellent for cleaning up in hard to get to placesLots of tanks
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03-30-2014, 03:39 PM #6
I use one for cleaning fry tanks and for catching fry. The do work well in places you cant get to with the syphon.Angel breeder wanna-be
03-30-2014, 03:43 PM #7
I made my own little "mini vacuum", see here: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=115488
03-31-2014, 02:53 PM #8
055 Gallon community tank.
55 Gallon Cichlid in progress.
75 Gallon Big Boy tank,
29 Gallon, Planted with my Panda Garra fry.
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03-31-2014, 11:23 PM #9
A turkey baster is a great tool. I use it to feed my corals, suck up something not wanted in my tank, and acclimate stock. The larger the tank the higher up my arm the water wets but it still works. A very handy tool.Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..
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