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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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DIY Baster 2.0

Well my first post is a little tool/invention I am particularly happy with. I have a 10g Betta tank with sand substrate.

To clean the Betta droppings, I have tried a gravel vac, (way to strong and fast) a baster or 3 all of which worked but a while and would splash water out when I tried to move the baster over a dirty water receptacle. Also tried a syringe with tubing, but the capacity was only a little better than a baster.

My plan to create a quick easy tool for cleaning the top of the sand led me to combine a Stream Machine water cannon, superglue, and a baster's nozzle end.

The result is a highly adjustable vacuum that holds the water until dumped, and holds a good deal of water.

I have attached a couple pics, and really like this item. Perhaps I should patent or market???
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 12:14 AM
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nice job that's pretty clever, and you gave me an idea
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 01:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you, sir

10g 1 Betta male, 3 Betta females, 3 ghost shrimp
20h 7 peppered cories, 1 pleco, 1 bamboo shrimp, 10 ghost shrimp
40b in progress
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