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Old 04-03-2011, 11:54 PM   #1 
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Dirty tank parts

I got an undergravel filter with tubing, a background, and a hood with lightbulb for free. How do I clean them? Is there suppose to be something under the plastic grating of the filter to catch debris?
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:33 AM   #2 
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You know, you really shouldn't put the word "free" in your title, it'll attract members for the wrong reason

Anyways, I usually give things a good soak in the hottest my tap can get (which is hot enough to burn you if you touch it) Probably close to boiling...

And in really bad cases I have to give things a bleach dip. For that I use 1 part bleach 19 parts water and just soak the item in it for a little bit, then rinse a whole bunch and soak overnight in fresh water to completely remove residue.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:48 PM   #3 
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ooh good point. The filter is clean with gravel stuck in it. The hood however has dirt or something on it.
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:53 PM   #4 
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You know, you really shouldn't put the word "free" in your title, it'll attract members for the wrong reason

Anyways, I usually give things a good soak in the hottest my tap can get (which is hot enough to burn you if you touch it) Probably close to boiling...

And in really bad cases I have to give things a bleach dip. For that I use 1 part bleach 19 parts water and just soak the item in it for a little bit, then rinse a whole bunch and soak overnight in fresh water to completely remove residue.
I thought he was giving free stuff that were dirty
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:57 PM   #5 
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Hhaaaha, white vinegar mixes also will work. If you use either method, make sure you rinse thoroughly, and take care to not scald the filter too much, because theyre sensitive.
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:58 PM   #6 
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Diluted vinegar is a good way to get a lot of the grime off of things.
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:58 PM   #7 
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Man I thought there was a free tank, lol
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:07 PM   #8 
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I thought I was about to get some free parts lol
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:23 PM   #9 
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Is it possible to edit a title?? I'm not a he by the way. My name is Alicia...
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I can edit it.
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