View Full Version : Siphoning out Sump

07-03-2006, 01:18 PM
I hear people that are Siphoning out their sump. Mine is on the ground under the tank and I can not get a siphon, how is everyone cleaning out their sumps and how often?

fat walrus
07-03-2006, 10:03 PM
you can use a turkey baster to suck it out. or a powerhead and hose. just do it when you see an accumulation of detritus.

07-03-2006, 11:10 PM
ummm, im due for a sump cleanning but im sooooooo lazyyyyy. also im hesitant to clean it because at nite there are large amphiopods in there cruisin around down there.

07-04-2006, 01:49 AM
Use a kool-aid pitcher! Between that and a turkey baster you can clean areas, first this 1/4 then that 1/4 and so on, less likely to lose alot that way and whatever is lost will get replaced pretty fast. It's just like cleaning the substrate in a SSB, I never disturb the whole thing in one go.

07-04-2006, 08:12 AM
power head & hose as blubber said is definately the easy option!

07-04-2006, 03:31 PM
yep, this is what i used
or if you have a larger pump, you can connect hoses to the input and output, thats easier, but only if you already have the extra pump.