10g reservoir siphon won't work? please facilitate 10 points! =D ?
so i have this siphon
is it supposed to only take out sea or suck up the waste in gravel?
please help wet change tomorrow!
your suppose to take out water with it, but you can also sort of verbs up the gravel. i got the same siphon and a 10 gallon tank as resourcefully.
Now no matter what subsrate it is its not supposed to suck it up, but with gravel it will pick up the rocks and suck out adjectives the gunk that is mixed in the rocks and suck it out with the dampen for water changes.
But with sand its different. With sand throw away lies on the top (does it not?) and you cant stick the large end in the sand because it will bring stuck.
to clean the sand surface and remove dirty water, remove the large nozzle attachment going away only the small tube.
then create a suction flow and with your fingers, crimp the terminate of the tube to control water sucking speeds. once its at a sucking speed that wont suck up the sand, graze the nozzle over the sandbed and remove the waste lying on top.
And thats all. Your siphone cant not work, its merely a tube. Just need to use it properly!
Hope this helped!
ADDED: yes, it needs to be beneath the water level! D: thats your issue right there. Fine a process to get your tank on a table when you do it?
Both. Once you inaugurate the water flowing into a bucket or sink (must be lower than the tank... try out a window or down the stairs but you'll probably inevitability a longer tube), you move the tube end in and out of the gravel to remove debris and sediments. The gravel is heavier and should spatter back into tank while the dirt flows with sea up the tube and into the bucket. You may need to pull the tube out of the gravel and towards the surface if you see gravel essential the exit tube (to prevent it from being sucked away). May be a bit trickier with sand.
This also helps you amendment out your water. Don't drain more than half your tank. Add fresh dampen when done. De-chlorinate and condition as necessary.