Saturday, April 13, 2013

what a little household cleaner can do

We all know that your aquarium gear can build up salt creek, calcium deposits, or any hard to get rid off waste.  With white distilled vinegar, that you can find among you common household cleaning supplies, I would demonstrate how effective it can clean up your equipment..
Here I have a two little fishes media reactor that has been running for a couple of months.  As you can see here there is deposit build up of waste inside the main send tube, the body and on the edges.  With a rinse this won't come off. 

 So I started with 20% white distilled vinegar and dilute it with lukewarm water and left the body soaking for about 15 minutes.  I gather the smaller components and did the same procedure in a Tupperware and let them soak for 15 minutes.  I have to admit... I love my Tunze Brush cleaning kit.  Oh it makes things much easier for me when I'm doing my maintenance and cleaning.  So since it comes with a variety sizes of brushes, I can use any type or size to scrub and scrape the gunk out.  The solution works great, I only have to pass the brush 2 or 3 time and it automatically comes off.  I use the fine brushes to get into the smaller crevices.  After some light brushing and scrubing I rinse the body and the components with lukewarm water and dry them with a micro fiber cloth towel. 

And now the results are in....  all I can say the reactor looks brand spanking new.

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