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Flippercon
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PostSubject: ELECTRIC POWERED GRAVEL VAC   ELECTRIC  POWERED GRAVEL VAC Icon_minitime12/18/2011, 7:33 pm

Has any one used these? Seems like a simple design.






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PostSubject: Re: ELECTRIC POWERED GRAVEL VAC   ELECTRIC  POWERED GRAVEL VAC Icon_minitime12/18/2011, 7:48 pm

No I haven't used it. Comment electricity and water don't mix well. I use no electricity around water in my business.
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PostSubject: Re: ELECTRIC POWERED GRAVEL VAC   ELECTRIC  POWERED GRAVEL VAC Icon_minitime12/18/2011, 10:10 pm

seems like you could DIY something similar using a powerhead. I don't know what the advantages of using this vs. a regular python using siphon power would be.
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PostSubject: Re: ELECTRIC POWERED GRAVEL VAC   ELECTRIC  POWERED GRAVEL VAC Icon_minitime12/18/2011, 10:15 pm

That's what i was thinking. The advantage would be not running water while draining, without losing too much time. A lot better for my tanks on ground level.

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PostSubject: Re: ELECTRIC POWERED GRAVEL VAC   ELECTRIC  POWERED GRAVEL VAC Icon_minitime12/18/2011, 10:33 pm

ah yes tanks on ground level would be harder to siphon out, even with the water on. now that i can see the advantage to a powered vac. defnintely DIY it, looks simple enough.
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PostSubject: Re: ELECTRIC POWERED GRAVEL VAC   ELECTRIC  POWERED GRAVEL VAC Icon_minitime12/19/2011, 4:45 am

I just don't see it . I use a python and it works fine even at " ground level " tanks .
B-4 Python , siphoning ground level tanks was a bear !! Heck , dragging buckets was a bear ! Thank you Python !
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PostSubject: Re: ELECTRIC POWERED GRAVEL VAC   ELECTRIC  POWERED GRAVEL VAC Icon_minitime12/19/2011, 4:51 am

Interesting I use a simple fountain pump to clean my tanks. Plus another fishy person uses a powerhead system like this hmmmm I wounder if he knows a patent is pending lol.

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PostSubject: Re: ELECTRIC POWERED GRAVEL VAC   ELECTRIC  POWERED GRAVEL VAC Icon_minitime12/19/2011, 5:11 am

I saw an ad on Craigslist.... Thats where I found it. It is simple but is there a way to make it so water is not removed, and just cleaned?

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I used , once upon a time , a battery powered vac that worked for bare bottom tanks but sucked at gravel cleaning .
Basically it was a hand held pump with a very fine meshed bag attached to the outlet ( that was under water also ) and all this was attached to a tube.
Basically it sucked ! ( pun intended )
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PostSubject: Re: ELECTRIC POWERED GRAVEL VAC   ELECTRIC  POWERED GRAVEL VAC Icon_minitime12/19/2011, 5:34 am

Well there is a version that Eheim makes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhFObTRuktE
I havent used one myself,at $50 my python works fine. A powerhead is pretty cheap so I might go that route, unless someone swears by one of these products.

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PostSubject: Re: ELECTRIC POWERED GRAVEL VAC   ELECTRIC  POWERED GRAVEL VAC Icon_minitime12/19/2011, 8:49 am

That's essentially the same thing i built years ago when I had a lot of tanks/vats sitting on the floor. My version was specific for fry tanks---i didn't want a big honking device in the tank that might suck up my babies!!!!

The only real difference is that their power head is mounted direcly to the suction tube while with mine they're separated.

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Is there a link for this? Nice design.

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PostSubject: Re: ELECTRIC POWERED GRAVEL VAC   ELECTRIC  POWERED GRAVEL VAC Icon_minitime12/19/2011, 1:28 pm

you could tie a fine mesh/cloth bag to the output of the powerhead to "filter" the suctioned water. I remember seeing a battery operated gravel vac like this, it just cleans the gravel without taking water out of the tank.
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