Cleaning

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by Quintonv, 21 Jun 2012.

  1. Quintonv

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    Hi Guys

    How do you clean the venturi of your skimmers?
    Mine seems to be blocked. TS2
     
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    Water blast :) or put some vinegar in it leave over night then try wrinse.
     
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    shap will try. i have been using toothpicks and drill bits and other tools.:blush:
     
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    I take the pipe off, unscrew the venturi and then get in there with a thin flat screwdriver, it's amazing how thick and hard the build-up can get, once I've scraped it all out I let it sit in a cup of warm water and vinegar for about an hour, then a final rinse and blow and put it all back.
     
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    Thanx Mnr,

    I will try that
     
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    ps dont forget to boil same water an let the air pie suck it in to clean that as well guys it helps as well
    how often u guys clean the skimmer it recommend to do so once a month i do it every 2 months
     
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