Vacuum for huge fish tank

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  1. Stalker

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    I am currently in hospital because of a pancreas and kidney transplant.

    The problem is that I am allowed to clean fishtanks anymore even after the operation.

    Where can I find a fishtank vacuum cleaner that is approximately 950mm high. And whide enough to do easy clening and what can I do to prevent me from sucking the vacuum pipe .

    A tank cleanup can cost me up to 6months in hospital.
     
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  3. F1refly

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    get someone else to do the dirty wrok
     
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    I got long clear pvc pipe with the fitting for the tubing if u are interested
    Just need a long tube
     
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    If it's the sucking that's the problem, we have a fancy shake to activate type vacumn - no sucking required. it's about 60cm long
     
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    I've got one of those fancy shake vacuums and it use to work very well, but it is to short. I need to find a vacuum where I dont don't need scuba gear to clean the tank.

    Most petshops sell the 60cm vacuums but not the 85cm to 95cm vacuums.

    I guess most people own tanks that is 60cm deep and not 1050 like my tank
     
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    As I am not to sure how it looks hope I am not being to stupid here but cant you put a piece of rigid pipe between the hose and the attachment something like a handle giving you the extra length that doesn't bend. :)
     
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    DIY vacuum cleaner, get Acrylic (or plastic) pipe from people like Maizey (or Plastic for Africa). Perhaps use existing snout of your short vacuum cleaner and PVC weld for your DIY.

    Why do you need to suck the pipe? Use gravity feed. Either use a pump or connect your vacuum cleaner to a tap outlet, open tap for a few seconds to push out all the air in the pipe (you know this when the bubbles stop) and disconnect/drop the pipe below your tank water level. Suction established, no swallowing of tank water.
    Good luck.
     
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    Ok so i got clear pvc tube of that length but it seems your not interested??
     
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    @thysie. I am interested but I am still in hospital. I must think about everything and look at what is going to be the best option
     
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    Hope you get out soon.
     
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    Hope you get well soon.

    most vacuums build pressure by shaking them.
    See if your LFS can get you the biggest one possible.
     

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