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Does anyone have good power vacuum recommendations?

I have a pair of angels that spawned in my quarantine tank. I don't want to pull the eggs because I want to give the pair a chance to see if they can raise the fry. Problem is the quarantine tank is down low, which is terrible for siphoning. I usually don't care because I just stick my pond pump in the corner for water changes, then reverse to fill. I clean it out when done with quarantine. It's going to take me a couple weeks to setup an more optimal tank for them (and the pair that bred in my community tank!).

If the fry survive, I'll want to keep it clean. I have a utility sink about 10 feet from the tank. There was a YouTube vid on making a DIY vac from using a pump, but if anyone has used one they like, let me know.

Thanks!
Bill

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I have been checking the Cobalt Products web sit off and on for the past few months hoping the MJ1200 will be available again. I was thinking this was yet another delay due to COVID.

https://www.cobaltaquatics.com/collections/pumps-1/products/mj400-multi-purpose-powerhead-pump?variant=31849232531559

I was looking for one after Cory mentioned it in one of his videos as part of a setup for water changes.

If the MJ 1200 is not available, does Cory recommend a "second best" if the 1200 can't be had?

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  • 2 weeks later...

Just following up on this. I started using this on my 53 gallon display tank with the brush attachment for water changes. It's the size of the attachment above. Great for brushing over driftwood, rocks, and even plants with it. Don't even use the gravel attachment, just the brush. Probably the best $35 I've spent recently. 

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1 hour ago, KBOzzie59 said:

I'm doing some plumbing to use a Fluval 107 as a filter/vacuum.  Once I get it all together I'll post a parts list.  This should work with all canister filters (probably different size plumbing for some brands).

I like the idea of a canister filter I may have to reinvest sometime back into this project. I would need the ability to move to multiple tanks which complicate the build a bit.

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