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Old 05-20-2013, 09:50 PM   #1801
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And you can make a nice salad with the left over vinegar.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:54 AM   #1802
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There's an oriental market near me called assi plaza and while in there one time I did see concentrated vinegar, if I remember correctly you had to dilute it at a 6 to 1 or 8 to 1 ratio to bring it down to regular strength, sorry I can't remember a brand name but maybe I'll just have to go shopping tomorrow
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:17 PM   #1803
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There's an oriental market near me called assi plaza and while in there one time I did see concentrated vinegar, if I remember correctly you had to dilute it at a 6 to 1 or 8 to 1 ratio to bring it down to regular strength, sorry I can't remember a brand name but maybe I'll just have to go shopping tomorrow
Im thinking that ill just fill up my barrel with tap water and add a bunch of vinegar to the water and just let it fester for a day or two to loosen the gunk enough that maybe itll hose off or at least may not require too much scrubbing to clean it up...the vinegar concentrate sounds neat tho..
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:37 PM   #1804
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Im thinking that ill just fill up my barrel with tap water and add a bunch of vinegar to the water and just let it fester for a day or two to loosen the gunk enough that maybe itll hose off or at least may not require too much scrubbing to clean it up...the vinegar concentrate sounds neat tho..
I'll have to see if I can get over there and at least get a brand name for you
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Try this;

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Ok ,...HOT water,vinegar,scrub pad and COLD beer,.....gotcha , and thanks
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Ok ,...HOT water,vinegar,scrub pad and COLD beer,.....gotcha , and thanks
Just don't drink the vinegar and pour the beer in the bucket!
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Just don't drink the vinegar and pour the beer in the bucket!
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:02 PM   #1809
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So when we left off last week we were discussing just how to clean up your saltwater mixing container after its bee covered in the left over residue.... So armed with the main cleaning equipment 1. Vinegar 2. Scouring pad 3. Hot water 4. Beer , i decided to give it a go... A few pictures taken along the way from start to finish.... My observations as follows 1. Its a lot of work! 2. Possible vinegar high from being in the barrel scrubbing away. 3. You're going to need a lot more beer than planned 4. Youll never get it all out no matter how hard you scrub

So now I'm wondering if it really makes any difference whatsoever ., does the calcium , clay deposits left over in the barrel actually attract more deposits or is having a clean shiny barrel keeps it at bay at least for awhile ?

Wisdom from an old reef keeper.... Give a kid the vinegar , scrub pad and $5.00 while you relax in your chair with your beer.

All in all its much cleaner than when i started but no where near like new....., other than that i also took apart some of my mrc recirculating skimmer and did some maintenance and cleaning on that also... Time to relax
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Looks pretty durn clean to me. Love the shot of you sticking out of the barrel. Had I been there you would have gotten a wet ***.
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