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Easy to use tool to pick up dropped food?

Any suggestions for a tool to pick up dropped food? Only a 4 gal tank, dont want to always be reaching my hand in there LOL.

Perhaps a pair of long tweezers?
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Easy to use tool to pick up dropped food?

I have grown to love my turkey baster works amazing for small tanks and sucking up junk.

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Depends on how small. Barbgirl's suggestion of a turkey baster would be my first pick, but if you drop something in there that's too big, there are several sources for 6 inch or longer tweezers.
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for 4g, I'd use straws....
use your finger block one end of the straw, push it under water with the other end target at the crap. This keep the air remain in the straw;
release finger, air inside no longer holds, creating a suction force to vac the crap out;
block the same end of the straw with finger again.
transfer the dirt to the nearest plotted plant.
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Easy to use tool to pick up dropped food?

Is this for the Evolve 4?

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Is this for the Evolve 4?
Yes it is

I gave the straw method a try, I like it. I just need to find a slightly longer straw LOL.
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Yes it is

I gave the straw method a try, I like it. I just need to find a slightly longer straw LOL.
You can buy those giant pixie sticks that come in 3 foot plastic straws

Then you can vacuum your tank while hopped up on sugar!
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