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Aqueon Siphon Vacuum with Priming Bulb Aquarium Gravel Cleaner

Aqueon Siphon Vacuum with Priming Bulb Aquarium Gravel Cleaner

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    By Pitbull on Sep 6, 2021

    This vacuum makes it so much easier than my old vacuum for my aquarium. I like the fact that it has the bulb to get the water started. My old one had to be submerged in order to start the water flow. It was too messy.

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    Little suction

    By SurroMomma2 on Sep 29, 2021

    Use twice and the third time it wouldn't suck up the water. The two times it did work I felt it sucked up more water than it did the debris. You could just watch the debris swirl around the tube rather than follow the water out. Ended up getting a refund and will be looking for a different brand.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Little suction

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    Use twice and the third time it wouldn't suck up the water. The two times it did work I felt it sucked up more water than it did the debris. You could just watch the debris swirl around the tube rather than follow the water out. Ended up getting a refund and will be looking for a different brand.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

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    This vacuum makes it so much easier than my old vacuum for my aquarium. I like the fact that it has the bulb to get the water started. My old one had to be submerged in order to start the water flow. It was too messy.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Work

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    I've been using Aqueon siphons for years. I got tired of manually siphoning and hoping not to get dirty tank water in my mouth so I bought this to benefit from the siphoning bulb. After submerging it completely under water and with the bucket a good 4ft below it on the ground (as well as attempting at various levels) all it does is push air into the tank. I then tried turning it completely sideways to let it fill up with water manually before, during and while priming... still no luck. I just watch it push either air or water back into the tank. I also tried bouncing it up and down to prime it like some of their other vacuums - nope. I'm guessing there are a series of flaps/trap doors through I've been using Aqueon siphons for years. I got tired of manually siphoning and hoping not to get dirty tank water in my mouth so I bought this to benefit from the siphoning bulb. After submerging it completely under water and with the bucket a good 4ft below it on the ground (as well as attempting at various levels) all it does is push air into the tank. I then tried turning it completely sideways to let it fill up with water manually before, during and while priming... still no luck. I just watch it push either air or water back into the tank. I also tried bouncing it up and down to prime it like some of their other vacuums - nope. I'm guessing there are a series of flaps/trap doors through the device because I couldn't even siphon it with my mouth the way I do on my older vacuum. It is sturdy and I like the thick tubing but none of that matters if I can't get it to work. Chewy was great at working with me to resolve this issue with a fast and friendly refund on the purchase. … more

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Came defected

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    Item came defected, the pump was leaking and the suction force was weak.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

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    made doing a water change in our turtle tank a breeze - easy to use and worked like a charm!

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for a water change, but not for debris removal

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    I was excited to have a siphon w/ a priming bulb and that part does work very well, but the bucket clip was a bit unhelpful (maybe if you have it towards the very end of the tubing or if the tubing is straightened out more? I tried trimming and still had issues). The siphon pulled up water nice and quickly but non of the food or poo was coming up... it got into the cylinder and then just sunk back down.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Broken out of box

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    I used these before, so I know how they work. However, the one I received did not suck at all. There was an air leak.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Sucking up the shmutz

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    This siphon is easy to handle and works well sucking up the junk from the bottom of the aquarium.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent addition to my cleaning arsenal

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    I had a previous version of the without the priming bulb, which worked fine, but often scared the fish, because you had to quickly plunge the collector tube into the water multiple times to get the suction to begin working...sometimes difficult to do. The Priming Bulb makes all the difference! With a couple of quick squeezes, the siphoning starts, and you can begin cleaning the gravel. Works great, even when the water level of the tank gets low.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Not for me today

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    It was very large and the bulb did not come with the unit so I had to Siphon to begin cleaning the fish tank.

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