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What type of fish is in the middle of CaptiveReefs (top left corner of page...hint it is the main character in Finding Nemo) )

Another skimmer ???


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    Default Another skimmer ???

    Can I clean my skimmer by soaking it in vinager??
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    Default using vinegar

    Most definately. I use it to clean my pumps and powerheads also. Works a lot better than the commercial aquarium equipment cleaner that recently came on the market.

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    Yup - Works even better if you warm it in a microwave first (the vinegar NOT the Skimmer)
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    Quote Originally Posted by CalmSeasQuest View Post
    Yup - Works even better if you warm it in a microwave first (the vinegar NOT the Skimmer)
    Well I didn't get this info before I put it all in a bucket...but I know for next time Thanks guys!
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    Why heat it up? Im lost???

    Dont you just pour it in a bucket of cold water anyways?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TM01 View Post
    Why heat it up? Im lost???

    Dont you just pour it in a bucket of cold water anyways?
    It dissolves the mineral deposits much more quickly is used warm/hot. It literally "blasts" the calcium off of the part being cleaned, easily cutting cleaning time in half. If diluting with water, simply heat the vinegar water solution for the same effect.
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    Well I know it works on coraline for sure. Just cleaned my Koralias and wow! Let em soak for a couple of hours and didn't even have to scrub. Stuff came right off. They now look brand new
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    Quote Originally Posted by CalmSeasQuest View Post
    It dissolves the mineral deposits much more quickly is used warm/hot. It literally "blasts" the calcium off of the part being cleaned, easily cutting cleaning time in half. If diluting with water, simply heat the vinegar water solution for the same effect.
    I noticed that the warmer the water temp was the faster the pump seemed to get clean.
    Last edited by TM01; 11-29-2011 at 09:56 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TM01 View Post
    I noticed that the warmer the water temp was the faster the pump seemed to get clean.
    It speeds the chemical reaction - The hotter the better
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