maintenance, care, compatibility
How to make a siphon for aquarium :: Equipment and accessories
Periodically, the aquarium needs cleaning and replacing part of the water with clean water. Without this procedure, the fish may die, because waste water and other contaminants accumulate in the water.
The easiest way to clean – siphon, with which you can easily drain the water without moving the fish to another container. To make siphon can be of improvised material.
1. Siphon – tube of small length. Make it from any hose, it should be about 50 cm long, but the diameter does not matter.
But the smaller the diameter, the longer the water will descend from aquarium. You can make a longer tube – it will be somewhat more convenient to drain.
2. If you have fry or small adult fish in your tank, put gauze on one end, which should be fixed with thread or with a regular rubber band. Small fish can escape with water through siphon, which is undesirable, because they can be scared and even die.
If you have large breeds of fish and they are larger than the diameter of the hose, you can not use gauze.
3. The principle of draining water siphonohm: insert the tube into the aquarium, create a negative pressure, put the other end of the tube in a container and drain the required amount of water. Replace drained water with clean water, but not water.
If you do not want to drain the air from the tube with your mouth, as you can swallow dirty water, you can fill the tube with water, plug the end with your finger and gently insert it into the aquarium. Release your finger and water will flow from the tank.
So, on the basis of the above, it becomes clear how to use the siphon. It remains the case for shopping trips in search of this simple but necessary fixture. Search for a siphon, of course, is necessary in the store, which sells aquariums and additional equipment.
Often in such places you can find an electric siphon, which greatly simplifies the work of draining dirty water. This model works on batteries, providing power to a small motor.
At first glance, everything is easy and simple, but what should those people who do not have specialized stores nearby do? In this case, you can make a homemade siphon for the aquarium, which will cope with the task better than the factory. For this you need to get a rubber flexible hose and a small plastic bottle.
It is worth considering that the device created by your hands will have to be used according to the first method, since you don’t easily attach a pear to pump water.
Knowing how to make a siphon for an aquarium with his own hands, an aquarist relieves himself of the cost of buying a device, but if there is an opportunity to buy it, then is it worth it? And yet, how the siphon aquarium decides every owner of the water world itself, because the situations, needs and opportunities are different.