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Old 10-22-2004, 12:12 AM   #1
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gunk on PH intake?

Forgive the dumb question. I just started my cycle 3 days ago, and the water has cleared, but the PH's (maxijet) have gunk stuck to the strainers now... When I remove the strainers the gunk mostly floats off back into the tank, so I can't just take them out and rinse them..

What can I do to clean them off?

is it bad for the PH's to be blocked off (i'd guess yes)
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Old 10-22-2004, 12:16 AM   #2
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you can probably just grab it with your hand and pull it off quickly. You may need to do this often but its better than leaving them dirty.
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put a plastic ziploc bag over the strainer and then remove it
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Old 10-22-2004, 12:26 AM   #4
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ah.. simple solutions, and so obvious to anyone but me.. thanks!
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