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How to clean/vacuum wood chips from sand

Good afternoon all .. I have pool filter sand and looks great but I have a few pieces of driftwood that I’ve had for a few months . Very Small slivers of wood are all over my substrate and it’s dificult to vacuum due to wood chips weight . Any ideas or solutions ? Thank you very much
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If they are small enough you could try using just the tubing for your siphon. The smaller (really the uniform) diameter will create a greater suction vs. the small diameter of the tubing then going to a 2+ inch large diameter end of the siphon.

Hope this makes sense! Just take your time because it will suck the sand yo quickly too!



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Just use a course net the sand will fall through and your wood will stay in the net.

Eheim also has a battery operated hand held gravel vac that works awesome.
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If they are small enough you could try using just the tubing for your siphon. The smaller (really the uniform) diameter will create a greater suction vs. the small diameter of the tubing then going to a 2+ inch large diameter end of the siphon.

Hope this makes sense! Just take your time because it will suck the sand yo quickly too!

Thanks a lot ! Worked great
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No problem- glad it worked!



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