Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 03-13-2013, 04:12 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
Steelerfish412's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 80
Old filter using again

I just cleaned out my old emperor 400b and want to know the proper way to clean it. I used scalding got water and a rag to wipe everything down. No soap or any other cleaning product just hot water is this good enough??

Steelerfish412 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 06:33 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 380
You can put a little bleach in the water. Just give it a good rinse afterwards.

gravereaper0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 08:46 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
Fresh2o's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 9,638
I would try soaking it in vinegar to remove mineral buildup especially around the impeller. Of course, rinse well afterwards.
If using bleach be sure to overdose with declorinator!
I am an ALGAE farmer.
Terms of Service | Community Rules | FresH2O's Planted Tank | Fresh2o's Shrimp Tank
Fresh2o is online now   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:12 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.