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Old 07-30-2006, 08:04 PM   #1
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cleaning aquaclear filters

what do u guys soak the parts in, including the big filter box, to remove the hard water stains.....(the gunky white stuff)?
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i just scrub it off with clean tap water and a toothbrush.
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i just scrub it off with clean tap water and a toothbrush.
same here
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I clean it off with a plastic scouring pad and some vinegar.
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I use warm water and a stiff dish brush. If the mineral deposits are severe, I would soak in hot water and strong vinegar (about twice as strong as the regular stuff...available at lab supply and cleaning supply places).
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I have run mine through the dishwasher, and it rids it of most of it. Vinegar is the obvious choice, because it is cheap , readily available, and most people have it in the house. The dishwasher works very well for small tanks, especially show tanks and drum bowls. they come out sparkling.
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Are the detergents in the diswasher dishwashing liquids / beads dangerous ? And what about all those other additives ? Or do you have to rinse it a thousand times afterward ?
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Are the detergents in the diswasher dishwashing liquids / beads dangerous ? And what about all those other additives ? Or do you have to rinse it a thousand times afterward ?
I was thinking the same thing.
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Dish washer detergent is not soap, and rinses off cleanly. If you are concerned you can rerinse with hot water after the cycle, or run an extra rinse cycle. I have yet to have a problem, and use it for my small show tanks and drum bowls.
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