What do you use to clean your sand?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Gonzo, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Gonzo

    Gonzo Guest

    I'm probably going to go with the Python no spill clean thing that lets me vacuum the sand. But before I shell out some money, I wanted to know if there was anyone else with a better or cheaper system to clean sand?
  2. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Stir with a handle from a scraper as I siphon out the resulting cloud.
  3. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    They do sell the same python like large-tube to small-tube siphon, that you just drain
    into a bucket. Same concept, but cheaper, and you know exactly how much you siphoned out.
  4. newhobby

    newhobby Guest

    Why not just stir and use the hose to suck what comes out?
    If you need something rigid, just attach the hose to a pvc pipe, perhaps?
  5. BigMac

    BigMac Guest

    I use the siphon thing to turn my sand. I do NOT connect it to the sink.
    I dont like the free floating crap, so no stirring for me.

    I get an amazing amount of poo in those buckets.. too bad it kills plants.

    Forgot to mention I do the whole exposed sandbed every week. I like to occasionally baste the rocks too.
  6. Plumstr8

    Plumstr8 Guest

    I use snails! :)
  7. Tamazula

    Tamazula Guest

    Nassarius? Conch?
  8. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Gravel siphon!

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