View Full Version : check out my messy powerhead

08-22-2010, 04:42 AM
humm noticed its probably time i give my powerhead a whack,shower,and shave, i suppose its still spinning in there lol anyones any worse??


08-22-2010, 04:49 AM
lol you be the judge


This pic was taken in march and I had just bought the powerheads at xmas during a boxing day sale

08-22-2010, 04:58 AM
haha very nice ill have to say that looks hard to get off dont think my toothbrush is gonna handle that lol:):)

08-22-2010, 05:32 AM
Haven't you guys heard of vinegar? :lol:

08-22-2010, 05:44 AM
Haven't you guys heard of vinegar? :lol:

Heard of it....the cashiers at the grocery store think I'm a pickling fool :lol:

08-22-2010, 06:16 AM
LOL... too funny 1gallon of water to 1 cup vinegar. Let power head run in it over night and it will be as clean as new. I have done this to a few power heads in my time always works. I run them in a 5g pail with the mixture but I dubble it IO bucket work very good and you can seal it after use for the next time.


08-22-2010, 06:21 AM
And I thought I was being lazy cleaning it once every 2 weeks.

08-22-2010, 07:13 AM
In my disPlay it wouldn't fly but in my small ank kinda has it's place , that powerhad has never been cleaned in about a year lol . I leave one side of glass free fro algae to grow my 50+ snails love it they hang on the glass there it's no problem to pull sone algae and grab a few snails :) I was blessed with a few batches of baby turbo snails a while back their actually getting quite large :)

free snails!!!!

08-23-2010, 03:36 PM
i could use a few of those snails if you got lots

08-23-2010, 03:42 PM
I'm lucky mine never get that bad. My mexican turbo snails jump on my powerheads every few days or so and clean them up for me :)