Aqueon Siphon Vacuum With Bulb - 10 in.
Item # 254223 / Manufacturer Part # 06232
The Aqueon 10 inch siphon vacuum simplifies routine aquarium maintenance making water changes and substrate cleaning a breeze. The self-priming intake tube starts quickly, sucking dirt and debris from the substrate and leaving the gravel where it belongs. Includes: 6 ft. flexible hose, self priming intake tube, and hose clip. Ideal for 15 to 55 gallon tanks. Bulb included to aid in priming the siphon.
Instructions: Place empty bucket within reach and at a level below the aquarium. Attach hose clip to bucket with hose end inserted. For best results keep hose end and bucket as low as possible below the aquarium. Completely submerge intake tube in aquarium. Begin to move intake tube rapidly in an up and down motion. Continue this motion 4-6 times until siphon begins. Water will begin to flow into bucket.
Gravel Cleaning Recommendation: Begin to move the intake tube in an up and down motion, in and out of the gravel. Gravel and debris will be pulled into intake tube. Allow debris to separate from gravel and pull away with water in the hose.
The packaging on this item caused the siphon hose to be creased permanently. They shouldn't ship it this way.
I wouldn't buy this unless you call and request a larger box for shipping.
Aqueon siphon vacuum 9/10/2013
Love it works great and fast
Better shipping preactices needed 2/9/2013
Reviewer: Bill Z
when shipping the siphon don"t bend and kink up the hoses it makes handling the unit more difficult. Impossible to remove the kinks for better oeration