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Eheim Quick Vac Automatic Gravel Cleaner & Sludge Extractor

Eheim Quick Vac Automatic Gravel Cleaner & Sludge Extractor

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    Love this thing!

    By Sunny on May 13, 2021

    We love this vacuum for our 80 gal., 20 gal. and 10 gal. tanks. It's especially necessary for a larger tank, where siphoning just wouldn't get it all. Gives you all the time you need to get the gunk out of the gravel. We take out 25% of the water for a water change, then vacuum and refill. For a small We love this vacuum for our 80 gal., 20 gal. and 10 gal. tanks. It's especially necessary for a larger tank, where siphoning just wouldn't get it all. Gives you all the time you need to get the gunk out of the gravel. We take out 25% of the water for a water change, then vacuum and refill. For a small tank we take off the extender tube at the end. The mesh dirt catcher/strainer rinses clean outside with the hose or in the utility tub. We actually ordered a backup in case anything ever happened to the one we have. … more

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    Don't waste your money

    By ShadowTracker on May 10, 2021

    Great idea, but the battery powered motor is just not strong enough to pick up most waste. Stopped working completely on the 2nd time using it, changed the batteries.... nope still dead, cleaned the impellor.... nope still dead...... Called Chewy Customer Service and returned. I'll stick to my Python Great idea, but the battery powered motor is just not strong enough to pick up most waste. Stopped working completely on the 2nd time using it, changed the batteries.... nope still dead, cleaned the impellor.... nope still dead...... Called Chewy Customer Service and returned. I'll stick to my Python water change system from now on. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Quick Vac Automatic Gravel Cleaner & Sludge Extractor

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    Excellent piece of equipment, really performs well, this is my second one...

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this thing!

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    We love this vacuum for our 80 gal., 20 gal. and 10 gal. tanks. It's especially necessary for a larger tank, where siphoning just wouldn't get it all. Gives you all the time you need to get the gunk out of the gravel. We take out 25% of the water for a water change, then vacuum and refill. For a small tank we take off the extender tube at the end. The mesh dirt catcher/strainer rinses clean outside with the hose or in the utility tub. We actually ordered a backup in case anything ever happened to the one we have.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

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    Great idea, but the battery powered motor is just not strong enough to pick up most waste. Stopped working completely on the 2nd time using it, changed the batteries.... nope still dead, cleaned the impellor.... nope still dead...... Called Chewy Customer Service and returned. I'll stick to my Python water change system from now on.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Leaks in my tank

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    It works okay until it gets too full and leaks back into the tank.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    I like the brand but not this product

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    This product has some major design issues. A) the battery compartment in a submergible product should be better. B) If you lift it out of the aquarium you have a lot of water flaying around have a towel ready. C) If you lift it out also you will spill stuff back in the tank. D) if you have large fish like Oscars it will not suck in the poo because it is to heavy.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Well worth the money

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    I've had other aquarium gravel cleaners, but this works the best and is easy to assemble

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Aquarium Saver

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    Best thing I have found to keep my 50 gal tank algae and waste free in the gravel with weekly use and not have to siphon water out and add more. Been there done that. Time saver. Siphon and mesh container easily cleaned and stored.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best purchase...can not live without it!

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    We have a 10 gallon Marineland aquarium kit for our 7 year old. We love it. However siphoning was not good. We then tried the Eheim Quick Vac Gravel Cleaner. It really does the job! This vac is very well 111,764.78 made and has a 2 year warranty. It is important to put 4 quality AA batteries in it...not the batteries included. Also wrap silicone tape around the top of handle to prevent water that may get into battery compartment and damage the unit. This issue is not covered by the warranty.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Questioning

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    I’m wondering if I am using it wrong or what I feel like it takes an hour to clean the tiniest bit I have 2 turtles my waters looks great but every time I do a clean it fogs up and settles hence buying this product but I still got the dog up and couldn’t clean the gravel completely..does anyone else have this issue ?

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    underpowered.

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    the device really does not give very good as suction. Also as others have noted it fills the tank with a very fine silt. I doubt that is healthy. I will now I have to deal with this silt covering everything in the tank. I think an old-fashioned siphon would be better.

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