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Old 10-29-2013, 07:15 PM   #11
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Impeller? If you mean the little box at the top that collects the grunge then yes, once a week
no, that's called the collection cup. i'm talking about the motor, have you taken apart the motor and clean the fan looking thing?
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no, that's called the collection cup. i'm talking about the motor, have you taken apart the motor and clean the fan looking thing?
Hmmm no, should i remove the skimmer from the tank? How should i clean it? With water?
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Hmmm no, should i remove the skimmer from the tank? How should i clean it? With water?
that should be part of the cleaning routine. take the entire unit out, put it in vinegar water to get rid of the gunk, take apart the skimmer and the motor, and scrub as much as you can.
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that should be part of the cleaning routine. take the entire unit out, put it in vinegar water to get rid of the gunk, take apart the skimmer and the motor, and scrub as much as you can.
How long should i leave it before putting it in the tank again? Should i get a bucket and leave it in the vinegar? Or just rinse it off with vinegar? How often should i do this
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:28 PM   #15
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How long should i leave it before putting it in the tank again? Should i get a bucket and leave it in the vinegar? Or just rinse it off with vinegar? How often should i do this
get a bucket, pour some vinegar follow by water (the order of these two matters) in a bucket. put the entire skimmer in there, plug it in and let it run for some hrs or you can simply just let it immerse in the acidic water. take apart everything and do a thorough scrub and clean the following day. rinse it off thoroughly again with regular or RO/DI water if you want to be a purist
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get a bucket, pour some vinegar follow by water (the order of these two matters) in a bucket. put the entire skimmer in there, plug it in and let it run for some hrs or you can simply just let it immerse in the acidic water. take apart everything and do a thorough scrub and clean the following day. rinse it off thoroughly again with regular or RO/DI water if you want to be a purist
How often?
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One more Q what is it in the skimmer? Coraline algea? Calcium? Salt creep?
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One more Q what is it in the skimmer? Coraline algea? Calcium? Salt creep?
a thorough cleaning like this every other month would be good. depending on your setup, you could have all of those in there. which is why a vinegar solution is good for cleaning because it softens everything and make it easier to scrub
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a thorough cleaning like this every other month would be good. depending on your setup, you could have all of those in there. which is why a vinegar solution is good for cleaning because it softens everything and make it easier to scrub
Ok thanks, i will get on that friday. How much vinegar?
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Ok thanks, i will get on that friday. How much vinegar?
there's not a particular formula, but it's generally agreed that the stronger the better. i did mine at 1 : 3~4 for vinegar to water ratio
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