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Old 02-09-2004, 10:03 AM   #11
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I bought a baby toothbrush for this sort of thing. It's tiny enough to get into the little places. I bought it before I knew they made tools especially for cleaning these things. Plus, they're super cheap.
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i find with a paper towel or whatever...if the tube is wet it gets stuck in there
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I think it is a good idea to invest in the brushes, as over time the debris in the tubes will slow your filtration down somewhat. Warning- it is a really grody job!
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I just let the junk stay in the tubes, seems like a great place for bacteria to collect due to the high flow. If I ever notice things slowing down, I would clean it out. Besides, once the whole tube is a solid wall of bacteria/algae, it look normal
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Let me clarify - this is not a job I do with any regularity!! I wait until it is really bad before I tear everything down like that. I am lazy about that kind of chore.
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I'm with tankgirl, hardly ever do it, but sometimes you have to. It's good to have the brushes when you need them.
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