How do you clean a siphon box?
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How do you clean a siphon box?

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How do you clean a siphon box?
Old 03-12-2014, 05:31 PM   #1
 
How do you clean a siphon box?

I submerged it in vinegar over night, and the red algae is easy to remove when reached, but I cannot clean the narrow siphon channel.
How to do it?

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Old 03-12-2014, 07:02 PM   #2
 
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:43 AM   #3
 
It has no tubes, a thin rectangular tunnel channel, like this one.

We ran a slurry of soda into the weir and poured in vinegar. It isn't clean, but it works again.
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:43 AM   #4
 
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You should let it soak overnight in strong vinegar making sure that the whole inside is in the soak. The next day I would use a garden hose with a pressure nozzle attachment to remove the loosened material. I know there is a product made for this but the name escapes me at the moment.
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:18 PM   #5
 
I used the kitchen sink, but the hose and fitting would work much better.
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