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Old 06-30-2013, 06:37 PM   #1
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Tool Needed for Cleaning Intake & "U Tube" of AquaClear 110...

I need a pipe cleaner-type tool to get in and scrub the brown algae that collects inside my AquaClear 110's intake tube as well as its curved "u-shaped" tube; something that is bendable to get in there and clean it out...

Anyone have any suggestions, or what can you recommend to use?
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:59 AM   #2
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I've seen brushes that brewers use for cleaning bottles .. bristle on a bendable wire ... they might do the job. Or cut a few squares of scrubbing pad, tie them and pass the string/wire through the bend then pull it back and forth till clean ... Hope this helps
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:01 AM   #3
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Try a pressure washer. Should get the job done asap. If not buy a baby bottle scrub brush from wal-mart
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:10 PM   #4
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Take a piece of wire and put a loop in one end ( i used soild stainless steel safety wire ) then a piece of filter floss through the loop and you can snake it through almost any tube , then rinse out tube when done , worked great for me and it's free.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:28 PM   #5
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Eheim has a flexible brush they sell if you want to take a look at that
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:27 PM   #6
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Thank you, all, for your gracious suggestions and tips -- I will consider them and check back...
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:12 PM   #7
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Try this tool. If you have ground on dirt in the pipe, soak it(the pipe) in 1:1 vinegar/warm water solution for an hour or two. Just run this brush through a few times and the pipe will look like new....
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:03 AM   #8
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Try this tool. If you have ground on dirt in the pipe, soak it(the pipe) in 1:1 vinegar/warm water solution for an hour or two. Just run this brush through a few times and the pipe will look like new....
It was actually suggested that I try one of these:

Petco Flexible Twin Head Brush at PETCO
Hagen Fluval Fluval Hose Brush Aquarium Cleaning Brushes
Blue Ribbon Pet Products Filter Brush - 3 Piece Set Aquarium Cleaning Brushes
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:16 PM   #9
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Pipe cleaners, work like a charm, and just steal, err, borrow them from your kids colordesk
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Don't have any kids...
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