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Amadod2
10-26-2014, 11:25 PM
so what are your tips out there to clean your tank?

the thing i find the hardest to clean would have to be the power heads, do you guys have any tips??

Craigdillman
10-26-2014, 11:55 PM
take them out soak them in vinegar and water solution then scrape or brush off with a tooth brush

Myka
10-27-2014, 12:16 AM
the thing i find the hardest to clean would have to be the power heads, do you guys have any tips??

I clean the powerheads every second waterchange by scrubbing them with a vegetable brush which keeps them pretty clean. A couple times per year they get a vinegar soak overnight to remove calcium build up on the impeller and any coralline on the outside that the brush didn't remove.

brotherd
10-27-2014, 01:08 AM
Agreed. Vinegar works wonders on power heads, etc. I buy a 4 litre jug and soak them overnight in an old margarine tub. Everything comes off easily with an old toothbrush and then really rinse everything well before returning to service.

Amadod2
10-27-2014, 01:29 AM
im going to give that a try, thanks

GrantB
10-27-2014, 04:05 AM
The Hydor cleaning powder also works really well. I have had issues with vinegar damaging rubber on some equipment (not sure if it was from using warm water or too much vinegar). The powder works wonders and is quite a bit faster for me anyway.

eli@fijireefrock.com
10-27-2014, 07:03 AM
Some vinegar will bring the shine back ounce a year and every now and then I use a plastic bristle brush and gently brush the walls of the power head.

randallino
10-27-2014, 07:10 AM
HCLWorks wonders just don't get it on your skin, gloves are a must.

Skimmer King
10-27-2014, 03:14 PM
diesel works amazing too
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