Aimee that is wonderful information. I was looking into getting something to make it easier on us for water changes as well. Will check that one out. That was a funny story, hubby had it happen to him on the saltwater tank and I laughed till I cried.
The shake it up and down use to work on our tanks when the tube was short and going right into a bucket but we run the hose outside or to the utility sink now and I guess the tube being so long now it won't work like that anymore. You have to do the suck the hose to get it going. Btw, kids work great for this I figured out. lol