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There are many ways... Most of us don't "vacuum" our tanks. So removing water slowly won't suck up any shrimp. You could add a sponge prefilter on the tip of whatever you use to siphon out water. For canister filters, you can tap into the outlet, add a ball valve via "T".

Knowing what size tank, what filter, etc would help to help.
 

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For shrimp tanks, which are usually pretty simple in the most part anyways, I just use a bucket and some hosing and syphon it out from the water column (not down on the substrate or anything) and keep a thumb over the output end so I can stop/slow water flow incase anything gets too close.
 

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For shrimp tanks, which are usually pretty simple in the most part anyways, I just use a bucket and some hosing and syphon it out from the water column (not down on the substrate or anything) and keep a thumb over the output end so I can stop/slow water flow incase anything gets too close.
This is what I do also. I use a Python for my other tanks but it's too hard to control. As far as I know, I've never lost any shrimp using a length of tubing.
 
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