After my nano aquarium was up and running for a few weeks, I realised I needed a gravel cleaner. Why? Because I need to take water out of the tank for a weekly refresh, I want to clean the gravel, but I don't want to suck it up with a hose!!!
I soon found out there are specialised articles on the market for these types of tanks, but also that they are well overpriced. I decided to use some of the leftovers to build a DIY Gravel Cleaner after the idea of JBL, found here. (Nice thing about it is that it is square so it can reach the corners of the tank easily)
This article is based on my blogpost on http://hmf-shrimptank.blogspot.com
, where I also post the entire DIY project for building a filter for my shrimp-aquarium. Comments and feedback are welcome!
Here are the steps I took: