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Old 02-19-2009, 09:28 AM   #1
 
Filter cleaning

I recently purchased a used tank and accessories. The filters are NASTY!! What is a good way to give them a good cleaning? Ive heared of white vinegar being suggested to clean the tank will that also be good for the filters? Filters are two Fluvals one is a 405 and the other is the 205. Also should I buy new tubing for it cause id assue there is a bunch of junk in those too??

Thanku in advance
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:34 AM   #2
 
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Vinegar and warm water can be used . Soaking parts in vinegar and water solution loosens up gunk and scale and a bristle brush helps too. Be careful not to submerge the housing that contains the motor for the pump. Were it me,, (and it ain't) I would replace the hoses. Who knows what has passed through them and in my view they would be difficult to clean,not impossible,, just more time involved than I would spend.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:51 AM   #3
 
Hey thanks and I agree with you on the hoses.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:48 PM   #4
 
they do make hose cleaners that will pass through the hose and clean it, but usually the tubing is really cheap at the LFS. i usually just replace mine.
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:24 PM   #5
 
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One thing i'd like to add is that you should also run the pumps when you are cleaning them. I've done that many a times and is saves some elbow grease
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:34 PM   #6
 
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seeing you posted this in the saltwater section are these filters on a fish only tank?

IMO enough quality live rock, flow, sand, and quality protien skimmer and water changes should be plenty of filtration. you could also add a sump for additional water volume, a place to hide equip and possibly carbon/phos reactors.
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