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Author:  Camschopsystem [ Jun 24th, '19, 11:12 ]
Post subject:  Cleaning bottom of sump and tank without draining? HELP!

Hi Friends :wave:


Can anyone point me in the direction of something i can use to suck the muck and debris from the bottom of my tanks with out draining them? I recently added another media bed with clay balls and i after a week in use the extra dirt from the balls has finally settled at the bottom of the IBC tank and Sump tank. I haven't added fish to the system yet as it is a new system but i want to make sure the water is clean before i do this?

Author:  Graf [ Jun 24th, '19, 12:18 ]
Post subject:  Re: Cleaning bottom of sump and tank without draining? HELP!

you can use a siphon, use the end to vaccuum the bottom. i've used 25mm PVC pipe, heat flattened one end to a narrowish oval. The other end I fitted with a typical snaplock garden fitting connected to some tubing, get the siphon running and vaccuum with runoff to the garden, or through a filter sock (couple of layers on stocking) and you can keep the water.

Author:  Santaria [ Jun 25th, '19, 18:55 ]
Post subject:  Re: Cleaning bottom of sump and tank without draining? HELP!

Get a pond cleaner. That's all I use. Got mine from bunnings works a treat when the center of the tank gets a bit mucky.

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