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Old 06-10-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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Second Hand Filter system

I'll be setting up a 29 gal in a couple of weeks but I have a used Rena that I'm going to incorporate into it.

Wondering...Other than completely changing the input / output lines how should I go about cleaning it ?

It's been dry now for at least a month. I was thinking a water / vinegar solution and a tooth brush ,OR putting all of the parts in the dishwasher with some vinegar and letting modern technology do the work.
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This filter your talking about is it a Rena Filstar XP series or HOB filter?
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Was the filter used for salt or fresh before you had it.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:13 AM   #4
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It's a rena filstar and was used in a fresh tank.
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Why are you wanting to was it with vinegar?
Is it because it's really dirty with calcium/lime deposits or are you just wanting to sterilize the filter?
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There are some deposits but, yes, I want to get it as clean(sterile) as I can before use.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:09 PM   #7
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I would stay away from the Dishwasher....

Dilute the vinegar 10% rest with water. (use White Vinegar)

Did the Filter go through any meds due to a disease or something like that?

Typically I just rinse really well with Tank water or Water treated with Prime at most.
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I would stay away from the Dishwasher....

Dilute the vinegar 10% rest with water. (use White Vinegar)

Did the Filter go through any meds due to a disease or something like that?

Typically I just rinse really well with Tank water or Water treated with Prime at most.
I'm not aware that it went through any meds prior to getting it. It's all very dry right now and I thought it best to clean it all up before using it in a new tank setting.
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Agree with pton46 but I really don't think you have anything to worry about. I guess better safe than sorry.
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Sounds good. Thanks guys !
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