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Old 01-19-2013, 07:20 PM   #1
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Protein skimmer?

I have a coral life 65g skimmer and was wondering how to clean the filters on the return.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:27 PM   #2
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I would completely remove the filters and discard them. All you need to clean is the collection cup and once in a while the pump should be opened up and checked for stuff tangled in the needle wheel.
If you intend to keep sponge filters on your skimmer you can simply squeeze them out in the sink while running tap water through them.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:10 PM   #3
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I would completely remove the filters and discard them. All you need to clean is the collection cup and once in a while the pump should be opened up and checked for stuff tangled in the needle wheel.
If you intend to keep sponge filters on your skimmer you can simply squeeze them out in the sink while running tap water through them.

Only thing i would add to this that I do is, I clean my skimmer, and powerheads every 6 months in a vinegar bath.
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