enjoying a turkeybaster!

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  1. mandarinman

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    I have really started enjoying the turkey baster(minds in tanks) It is the gadget of the year I'm sure. It is so cool to be able to squirt dirt off liverock and from in between zoas, pick up stuff using the suction. Feeding corals directly. Sucking up detris! I have taken to rinsing off liverock and corals on a daily basis. It is therapeutic!
     
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    I have never been the turkey eating type...lol. Prefer chicken. Please post pic of this baster thing everyone is talking about, as i do not have parentalnsettings on my google, and if i search for turkey baster, i see more than what i want to, sooooo, can still not figure out which one is actually referring to the real baster
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    it surely is a handy to have one
     
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    They are handy, but on a big tank, it's just too much pumping that thing.

    I rather use a small Hailea pump that I stuck to the front glass in the middle with a section of 10mm flexible tube. Tube long enough to reach to both sides plus a bit. So much easier that to pump pump pump / squirt squirt squirt.
     
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    Now that is smart. I am ok cos my tank is only 1.2
     
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    i just use a sun sun to bolw the rocks clean
     
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    Can't focus it at a spot without blowing sand around it up.
     
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    do you have alot of detritus landing up on the rocks?
     
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    Can't focus it at a spot without blowing sand around it up.
     
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    Thanks for the pic.. No ways I will ever use that in my tank, I will take forever to clean one spot
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    Butcherman I have my wm3s so there is stuff that moves around. I just dust off the rockwork to ensure no leaching into rock rakes place.
     
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    Haha..... RiaanP.... I agree. Its a killer on your hands trying to blow detritus off rocks in a big tank. For the purpose of blowing off detritus a small pump works best.

    I use the feeders in the picture below to feed my fish frozen food or to target feed my corals and to blow sand off the odd coral etc. It works perfectly as you can extend the tubes to the length you need.

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    Yip this works perfectly in my nano. Blowing off rocks and feeding. It's a handy little tool:thumbup:
     
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