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Old 07-28-2012, 02:06 PM   #1
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Aquaclear 110 algae in the intube

Apparently there had been algae building up in my u-tube and I was wondering if there is anyway to remove it. I do not have another filter for the tank (55g)
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:08 PM   #2
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Pipecleaner brush

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Old 07-28-2012, 02:09 PM   #3
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I just bang mine against the sink and flush water through it.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:01 PM   #4
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If you dont havr the brush get a metal hanger and run a piece of cloth at one end. It will be a little hard to get tge wire around the curve
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How would I be able to acquire a brush? Would they have it in fish stores or hardware stores?
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Aquarium and pet stores. Ebay has them as well. Also, using dry white rice and water helps as well. Just anout a tablespoon or two of rice and enough water to make it mobile. Cover both ends of the tube with your hands, shake vigorously, empty the rice, and rinse well. Will not harm the fish and does a wonderful job.
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Aquarium and pet stores. Ebay has them as well. Also, using dry white rice and water helps as well. Just anout a tablespoon or two of rice and enough water to make it mobile. Cover both ends of the tube with your hands, shake vigorously, empty the rice, and rinse well. Will not harm the fish and does a wonderful job.
Thanks! That sounds like a great substitute. Going to try that tonight!
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:48 PM   #8
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It works. That is what I used to do, but it is cheapr in the long run to buy an aquarium coil spring filter brush. Rice will get expensive after a while. And don't go for the cheapest one bc the walmart ones and the penn plax ones that come in a three pack tend to fall apart IME
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