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Gravel siphon

Had anyone here ever seen it hard if a gravel siphon that had an extra long intake tube?
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English is a bit hard to decipher! But I think you are after a syphon with a long, rigid tube?
Your local fish shop, if it's good... Will stock clear rigid tube in metre lengths, just buy one that matches the flexible tube they will also sell off a roll.
I use half inch pipe, but you can get a pairing up to two inch or more.

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You could also modify your siphon tube to a longer one if you wanted to. Local petstores carry these thins plastic pipes for undergravel filters and siphons. Check out Petland
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I'm sorry darn swipe, I didn't even read it to see if swipe made a mistake. What I was talking about was not the long tube but the hard plastic part that you stick into the gravel to suck up all the detritus.
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If you can't find a real, clear, siphon tube, maybe you could modify a small one with a pvc pipe extension.
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This one is for a python, but could work still.
http://www.aquariumsupplies.ca/pytho...be-p-6293.html


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Are you asking if it is cumbersome to use a siphon with an extra long rigid section? If so, then yes, it can be difficult, especially if you don't plan on removing your hood/lights from the top of the tank. If it's too long you sometimes just can't get the right angle, like in the back corners of the tank, to get it to clean the gravel correctly.
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