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Old 06-03-2005, 08:49 PM   #1
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cleaning maxi-jets

How often should I clean out my maxi jets?

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Old 06-03-2005, 08:59 PM   #2
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Goodfish... as often as they need it. If they stop working or flow is severely restricted... then pull them out and clean. Many people will let their PH's gather coralline so they blend in with the rest of the tank.

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Old 06-03-2005, 09:38 PM   #3
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I clean mine thoroughly every other month or so. You will notice that the output decreases as they get dirtier.
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Old 06-04-2005, 09:56 AM   #4
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I have not cleaned mine since adding them to the tank over a year ago. Still working fine.
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
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remember, all you really need to clean is the inlet, impeller, impeller cavity, and the outlet. you can leave the body encrusted in coraline. only the working bits and the water flow path need to be cleaned.

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Old 06-08-2005, 07:30 PM   #6
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I clean mine at least once a month...typically every other water change.

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