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Post by matt_longview on Fri 28 Jan 2011, 4:16 pm

Hey guys,

What's an easy way to clean a powerhead? There has to be some kind of thing I can mix up and just put that powerhead in and then pull it out clean without using chemicals. Any tips for cleaning them up?
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Re: Clean Powerhead

Post by Yuma on Fri 28 Jan 2011, 4:59 pm

That's an excellent question, and one that I'd like to know too.

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Re: Clean Powerhead

Post by Daniel1381 on Fri 28 Jan 2011, 9:18 pm

vinegar ...i do 50/50 mix and let the power hear run in a buckets for 1 day or so and then just spray it off..stuff is amazing
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Post by ritter678 on Fri 28 Jan 2011, 9:41 pm

Daniel1381 wrote:vinegar ...i do 50/50 mix and let the power hear run in a buckets for 1 day or so and then just spray it off..stuff is amazing

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Re: Clean Powerhead

Post by BigBlue on Fri 28 Jan 2011, 9:49 pm

Be careful not to soak pumps too long in a vinegar mix! It will melt the epoxy that makes them water tight.
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Re: Clean Powerhead

Post by matt_longview on Fri 28 Jan 2011, 10:00 pm

How long would you suggest billy?
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Re: Clean Powerhead

Post by DonnieP on Fri 28 Jan 2011, 10:03 pm

BigBlue wrote:Be careful not to soak pumps too long in a vinegar mix! It will melt the epoxy that makes them water tight.

Never heard that one before, didn't think anything would effect epoxy, just goes to show, learn something new every day. I been soaking em in vinegar for thirty years with no ill effects though. Wink
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Post by BigBlue on Fri 28 Jan 2011, 10:33 pm

It might have been a defective unit to begin with. I stopped soaking them after that. Ruined a good pump.
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Post by Daniel1381 on Fri 28 Jan 2011, 10:48 pm

I soaked one very nasty pump for 5 days lol
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Re: Clean Powerhead

Post by JoseH on Fri 28 Jan 2011, 10:59 pm

You can also try Magi-klean from hydor.

You can get a free sample at http://www.hydor.com/magiklean/index.html
i think thats enough for 1 powerhead

I got my sample in like 5 days
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