Cleaning micron polishing pads
In my custom sump filter, I have a tray with micron polishing pads in 300, 100 and 50 microns. The pads get dirty SUPER fast. Like within days they are clogged and the tray is overflowing.
I want to be able to clean and reuse them rather than spend gobs of money on new pads.
I want to know if what I tried is all right, before I put in my "washed" pads and kill my bacteria and fish...
I washed the dirty pads in the washer with a VERY small amount of "free and clear" detergent, and a good amount of unscented chlorine bleach.
Then, I manually rinsed, rinsed, rinsed and then soaked for 24 hours in a bucket with a HEAVY overdose of prime (probably put in a 1/4 cup in 3 gallons)
The pads have no odor and are came out of the wash visibly clean, so I want to try using these again.