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Old 06-04-2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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What is Needed to Clean Plastic Tubing Pieces on HOB's?

When I dissasemble my two HOB's for cleaning (an Aqueon QuietFlow 55 and AquaClear 110), it's evident that a good deal of diatom and other gunk buildup is getting trapped in those crevices in the tube turns that a regular toothbrush or other device simply can't reach in order to clean it out -- what can I use in this situation? Do "pipe cleaners" work? Can anyone suggest a good tool for cleaning the intake tubes of the filters?
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:06 PM   #2
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Test tube brush maybe...
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:03 PM   #3
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Do you know where these are readily found? Are they more effective than so-called "pipe cleaners" or "brushes"?
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Try looking in the household items of walmart. Make sure you get one with a flexing handle.
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Cleaning Brushes for Saltwater Pumps & Filters
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I picked up a flexible pipe cleaner at the dollar store.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:06 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the replies, fellas (and ladies?)...which of these would be the best for getting into the curved parts of the filter intake tubing?
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