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Pond vacs anyone?

Discussion in 'Goldfish in the Pond' started by GoldenMcNewbie, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. GoldenMcNewbie

    GoldenMcNewbie Well-Known Member

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    Do any of you guys use pond vacuums? I do.
     
  2. GfFan

    GfFan Active Member

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    I use Tuff Stuff stock tanks as mini ponds and I was just talking to a friend of mine today about modifying a wet/dry shop vac to clean the bottoms. Is that sorta like a pond vac? I haven't seen one for sale before.
     
  3. GoldenMcNewbie

    GoldenMcNewbie Well-Known Member

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    Usually pond vacuums are stronger, but aren't strong enough to suck up slower fish. But your idea could work for your setup.
     
  4. Ichthius

    Ichthius Professional Breeder

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    I use pond o vac 3 and 4.
     
  5. GoldenMcNewbie

    GoldenMcNewbie Well-Known Member

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    I only have a sludge buster.
     
  6. Faebinder

    Faebinder Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if the pond vac would suck in my dojo loaches that I keep with the fancies.
     
  7. GoldenMcNewbie

    GoldenMcNewbie Well-Known Member

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    It will if your dojos are incredibly weak and small.
     
  8. Faebinder

    Faebinder Well-Known Member

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    Some are small.. Weak... mm nope. I'm gonna buy one. Getting tired of shoveling/netting fish feces.
     
  9. Faebinder

    Faebinder Well-Known Member

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    Well I got Pondvac 4... and it swallowed one of my 3 inch calico lionheads and spit it right out on the ground. It's a good thing I was actually looking at what's coming out. It has two head lacerations and one missing back fin.

    I isolated it in a container and put some melafix, aerator and some stress adapter. Second day the fin has regenerated a bit... the lacerations look better but the bump is definitely there.
     
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  10. Faebinder

    Faebinder Well-Known Member

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    adding picture.. well at least the pond was cleared

    So much for trying not to stress the fish by moving them out during cleaning.

    This one is gonna be winterized in doors at this point. The wife is looking at me weird for keeping a fish in my office.
     

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  11. GoldenMcNewbie

    GoldenMcNewbie Well-Known Member

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    Wow, yours must be super strong, mine is strong enough to suck up gravel, but not the fish. My fish normally swim away. Does your vac have an attachment that has a narrow opening?
     
  12. Faebinder

    Faebinder Well-Known Member

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    There is a smaller outlet I can connect but I am not so sure it will suck up the leaves.
     

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