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Old 08-29-2011, 11:15 PM   #1
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How often do i clean my canister hoses?

HOw often should I clean the hoses of my canister filter? I clean the sponges etc about once every 3-4 weeks but I've never cleaned the hoses. Should I?
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:50 PM   #2
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I usually only clean them once a year. They are a little cruddy inside but not too bad.
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I have a small set up so I just buy new hoses when required.
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:30 AM   #5
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I clean mine a lot more often...maybe every month or two. I purchased a soft bristled, long handle brush (maybe 3' long) from Home Depot designed for cleaning air vents, and the hoses of dryers and washing machines. I pull them off, flush them with tap water and run the brush through them...you'll be shocked how much gunk gathers up in them in a short time. IMO, if you see any debris coming from the output when the canister is turned back on...you're way past due for a cleaning.
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