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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-03-2013, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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Best advice for nanos

Hi all, just wondering if anyone has from fresh advice on how to out the bottom of my nano since trying to get a siphon in there isn't really an option...

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Are you asking how to remove waste from the substrate?
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air tubing?
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Imma need some more info before I help - just how small is the tank and do you have some spare airline tubing?
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I use air tubing to vacuum the substrate in my 2.5 gallon tanks. It doesn't pick up everything, some things get stuck in the tubing, but overall it does the job. Makes water changes easier, too.

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One of my friends posted on here a while back of something he made. I think it was a highlighter marker, taken apart with airline tubing attached. The marker gave a little more siphon area than the tip of the tubing alone.
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for smaller tanks.. I use airline hose... and when I want to get to the bottom of a tank... and don't want to disturb substrate or get to hard to reach places... I use long tweezers and rubberband the hose between the pincers... so i can pinpoint what i want to suck out.
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