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Old 01-04-2013, 12:21 AM   #1 
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storing gravel vac

What is the best way to store a gravel vac between water changes? I hang mine on the bathroom, and it always gets this cloudy/foggy look to the tube.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:38 AM   #2 
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i hang mine on my stationery bike lmao
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:32 AM   #3 
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I roll mine up and put it in a bucket, then rinse hot water through and around it before each use!
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:37 AM   #4 
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Lol!

So why would mine get that white/cloudy/foggy look to the hose?
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:00 PM   #5 
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I think your room temperature is cooler than that of the water trapped inside.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:43 PM   #6 
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I think it's kind of hard to avoid the cloudiness in gravel vacs due to deposits from tap water. I rinse mine with hot water after each use but after so many years they still get discolored. You can try rinsing with a bit of vinegar and hot water. Just be sure to rinse real well to get all the vinegar out.

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Old 01-04-2013, 06:08 PM   #7 
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I agree.. the white, cloudy, foggy stuff sounds like condensation :p
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:42 PM   #8 
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It probably is... I hang it in the bathtub to dry, and then coil it up. I was worried about it though since I just got it a month or so ago.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:58 PM   #9 
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It might also be deposits like jeaninel said, but I notice that mine often get condensation on the inside of the tube that seems to never go away, haha.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:03 PM   #10 
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I put it in my water change bucket now, but before I had a bucket strictly for water changes (i used to use plastic tubs for old water and stuff) I would just roll it up and put it in a plastic bag.
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