Ok I took my fluvial 404 off the saltwater tank sometime ago and I have way less algea. Go Figure.
I need to clean it and all the parts thourghly. along with my storage tank/pump/heater. My plan is to take the filter&parts and place them into the storage tank, fill it, add a cup or two of clorox bleach, and let it circulate for twenty four hrs. That should get everything sterile
My main two questions are:
1: Does this sound like a good idea?
2: Whats the best way to ensure all bleach gets removed?
I am sure I will have to drain and refill with freshwater several times, and use dechlorinater a couple times in that process. but since My nose can't detect faint smells I fear I will not be able to smell small amounts of chlorine. I'm sure ( atleast i haven't seen any) they do not make chlorine test kits, so How many times to you think I will need to drain and refill?
Any Other idea's
I have to clean the storage tank/pump/heater too because I get nasty brown algea just 24 hrs after mixing a new batch.