Cleaning Powerheads

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Hi Guys

Just wondering, what can I use to clean my power-heads? I have 4 Seio's and they really need a bit of a spring cleaning. I read somewhere that you can soak them in vinegar. Any suggestions/comments about that?
 

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Yep every couple of months remove the powerheads and soak in a 50-50 solution of white vinegar and occasionally brush with and old toothbrush, remember to strip down the impellor to ensure that gets a soaking and the impellor housing can be cleaned out.
I do this to all pumps/powerheads and the skimmer to ensure they last longer.
 

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Be careful you don't lose any of the tiny washers and little rubbers when you strip the impellors.
 
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ok :) i have a few that need a good soak and clean out:)

maybe i should hold them back for the reefers meet and we can do a practicle demo:)
 

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the vinegar being acidic eats/dissolved the corraline.. i use this and a little warm water.. the corraline usually just flakes off.. stubborn calcification needs a little scrubbing as mentioned.. tooth brush is sufficient.. if not apply a little more vinegar neat to the difficult area...

good luck
 

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