Turn a spare MJ1200 Pump into a Detritus Vacuum!

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Everyone has a spare MJ pump in their old aquarium equipment bin. Why not put it to use on your next water change and clean out that sump with the MJV - MJ Utility Pump Vacuum Attachment by








Compatible with 3/4in OD hose
Add the vacuum attachment to any hose with a 3/4in OD and breeze through your next water change.

This is just the first of a handful of attachments for aquarium maintenance we have planned, so keep an eye out. Lean more about the MJV here:

MJ1200 Pump into a Detritus Vacuum!
https://vividcreativeaquatics.com/shop/mjv-mj-pump-vacuum-attachment/
 
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Not the most glamorous image, but it's something we all have under our tanks. This took only 10 minutes to clean up and was done getting all that muck out before even having to drain all the water from the sump. :)

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Do you have the exit line going thru a filter sock or canister filter then back into the sump or tank?
 
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Do you have the exit line going thru a filter sock or canister filter then back into the sump or tank?
You could set it up that way - especially if you just wanting to clean but not do a water change. I just use it during water changes. Makes short work of all that stuff that builds up.

You could also attach any hose with a 3/4in OD and use it as a siphon to suck up gravel, spilled carbon or anything else that might be hard to pass through a pump, or suck with just a hose only.
 
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I tried this in my tank w/sand and found the pump clogged frequently. You'd almost need a bypass or a catch bin for chunkier stuff.
for sand and other chunky stuff, a siphon works better over using a pump. Pumps will always clog up with sand
 
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I bought an Eheim Pro Vac, was about $50. I haven't opened the box and have had it less than a year. I might send it back to BRS and get one of these.
Nice! You might save enough for a new frag from your LFS ;-)

Seriously though, the Eheim Pro Vac is good at cleaning the sandbed, but the MJV and a spare MJ Pump will make short work of a dirty sump or even a bar bottom tank.
 
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