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Old 10-25-2005, 12:57 PM   #1
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Skimmer Cleaning

This quote came from the Marine Depot Newsletter.

"...the efficiency and productivity of the protein skimmer has often decreased. The remedy for this is twofold: the skimmer should be taken apart and soaked in a dilute acidic solution."

My question is this, I clean my skimmer with a brush and old tank water, but not with "a dilute acidic solution". I would think this is of minimal concern but, what do you all use (if anything besides a brush) to clean your skimmers? Would Vinagar be a good solution?

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Old 10-25-2005, 01:35 PM   #2
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Vinegar, even diluted a little, would be a good acid choice.

However, I've never cleaned my skimmer this way either. Now, I only have a CPR bak-pak2 with a MJ1200 w/ venturi...no wood airstone or anything.

I just clean with a simple brush, water, and clean the pump thoroughly.
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Vinegar is effective at removing Ca deposit inside of pumps. Maybe that is what they were referring to.
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