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Very disappointed. Returning this item. Save your money and buy something else.
on March 24, 2015
Specs for this siphon are almost impossible to find: diameter of vacuum tub and diameter of siphon hose. Length is 6 ft as shown on package (images are searchable on the web) and is also indicated here: http://www.aqueonproducts.com/products/siphon-vaccum.htm
On the siphon I purchased from Amazon (to use in tight spaces on my reef tank), the diameter of the tube is .75 inch on the outer tube and just under that for the "adjustable" inner tube. Okay, smaller than what seems to the indicated as 1.3 inch on Aqueon's site but since I wanted a narrower tube than the 16" Large siphon (actually measuring 2" on my tube and not the 1.8 inches indicated on Aqueon's site) I gave it a trial today when doing a water change on my 65g tank.
My trial was short-lived! In fact, after 5 minutes the thing stopped working - dead! How?
- Valve in the vacuum tube jammed closed
- Could not get it restarted manually nor even after attempting flushing it in my bathtub where I am setup for maintaining all the PWC gear for my reef.
This gets returned today. Shame on you Aqueon for making specs impossible to find and for marketing and selling an inferior product that should be a no-brainer. Siphon's for water changes are not rocket science engineering and customer service seems MIA.