Stupid siphoning question

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  1. gaboon

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    I need to siphon the top layer of substrate this weekend. Does anyone have any tips? The last time I tried this, I was so busy watching what I was siphoning, within a minute I drained half the tank. :blushing:
     
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  3. Ocean

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    whatch the tank level as well sorry all advise i can give

    thanks:thumbup:
     
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    hi Gaboon - no - sorry man. I don't siphon my tank, as I have a sea cuke and star-fish that needs food.... AND a boxer shrimp that eats off the floor.... Unfortunately I can only second Ocean's comment.... This is an "active" type task - not passive...
     
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    I remember when you first came on gaboon and you ahd those lovely frogs you know

    thanks:thumbup:
     
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    If you have a canister filter filled with filter floss you can use that.

    You will siphon out the muck it will get caught up and the water will return "cleaned" to your tank
     
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    Hey Kanga - Good idea man! You are "awake" this time of the afternoon - day and week has been FAR too long already for me!
     
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    oh Kanga nice self portat you got there as an advtar how old are you there?

    thanks:thumbup:
     

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