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Old 03-14-2011, 09:10 PM   #1
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How to clean power heads?

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As some of you know, I have purchased 2 sw tanks from a guy. We moved them 2 weeks ago and everything looks good so far. I have a question for you though. How can I clean the koralia power heads I have in there? They are full of algae. I don't suppose anyone from my cuc will adventure that way can I take them out and wash scrub them in regular tap water, or will this hurt my tank when I put them back? Or should I scrub them in spare sw I have?
Thanks for your help! I'll try to post some pictures later on.
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:23 PM   #2
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Either way will work. If it's really bad, soak them in a vinegar/water solution for a few hours and then scrub, then rinse rinse rinse and it'll be fine.
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Awesome! Thanks. I'll get them out while everything is turned off for my weekly aiptasia killing spree.
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best thing I have found is soak them in vinager and wipe them off
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i'm sure your cuc will eventually make their way to it. mine have. both my koralias had algae growth, one yesterday and the other last week. my astraea snails was making its way to one last night and today it was spotless, same with last weeks. i think those little buggers clean better then my turbo snails. no joke
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Thanks everyone! I bought 5 hermit crabs and 3 cleaner as well as an algae blenny last weekend to add to this tank and so far I am amazed at how much cleaning they have done.
Here's a picture of my nano cube.
Feel free to give any advices! I am new
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