Cleaning Powerheads

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  1. JD167

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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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    soak for a few hours, or over night?
     
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    Soak for 12 hours.
     
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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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    Also remember, sometimes it takes just a few hours to get clean,depending how much of crap is on it ;)
     
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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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    Excellent! Thanks everyone.
     
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