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    Bella127 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    What do you do to clean behind your overflow box to get all the detritus out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bella127 View Post
    What do you do to clean behind your overflow box to get all the detritus out?

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    stick a few snails in there. what they dont eat they will stir up, so it can be filtered out.
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    [QUOTE=Flynnstone;124091]stick a few snails in there. what they dont eat they will stir up, so it can be filtered out.[ /QUOTE]

    + 1 i try to keep 2 in mine at all times
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    Lol my snails go in on their own
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    How do you keep the snails out of your overflow pipe?

    Don't they clog it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bella127 View Post
    What do you do to clean behind your overflow box to get all the detritus out?

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    Once a year, during my annual cleaning and service of the major components of my tank, I remove my overflow box and soak it in Vinegar overnight. It cleans and loosens everything. A quick rinse, and it looks brand new. Dtritus is going to settle regardless, me personally, I would never feel comfortable placing snails in my OFB.

    Good luck with whatever you decide to pursue.


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    Is your overflow box on a drilled tank (siliconed in place and not easily removable) or an over the top design?

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    Jim if you know answer for both ways?? go for it....

    I will have a silicone in tank overflow, it not like you can stick you hand down there and remove the snail party...

    For an overflow bow on the back of the tank, I would think you just pull if off and clean it.

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    Never thought about it, good question.

    I liked the idea of inverts.

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