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Old 06-01-2011, 11:15 PM   #1
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I have two canister filters running in my tank, I've never cleaned the hoses (flexible pipes) that connect the canister to the outlet and inlets.
I clean the baskets and filters like every other week, with tank water, to remove the gunky stuff.
But I have seen that in the flexible pipes have been growing crusty stuff, like gunk, like algae!
My questions are :
Is this kind of build up normal? Are these the good bacterias? Do I need to clean these pipes?

Once in a while when I turned on the filters after a PWC, they expel a lot of this crust through the outlet, making the tank dirty! I hate this.

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Any ideas here?
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There are hose brushes that can clean them out. Petco has one I use on the snorkles of my HOB's and it works great for getting them spotless. Haven't had to use it on my 305's hoses yet but that gunk should come out IMO/E.

http://www.petco.com/product/6611/PE...ead-Brush.aspx
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Like algae? so its green? maybe a limescale buildup? i doubt its ur bb.
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Clean them. I tie a string around a bit of rag, feed the string through and then pull the rag through. A bit of hot water and some time and you can degunk them.
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I just replace mine every so often.. but I'm lazy
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I've never cleaned mine. I simply put a bucket under the stand and open the valve on the hose real quick, shut it off, open it real quick, repeat a few times, then fill the bucket up... Usually breaks up the mulm and cleans it out pretty good.
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Thanks to all, sounds like a plan, I have now good options
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