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wblueus
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PostSubject: how to clean canister filter hoses????   how to clean canister filter hoses???? Icon_minitime3/26/2012, 12:26 pm

was wondering if anyone has any ideas how to clean inside the hoses connected to my canister filter? I see build up inside them i bought some stuff that you put in the water and it suppose to clean it but i see no diff...I do not want to disconnect them to clean them...Any ideas or do i not need to worry about it???
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PostSubject: Re: how to clean canister filter hoses????   how to clean canister filter hoses???? Icon_minitime3/26/2012, 5:16 pm

i take a brush like seen in the pic below. tie some string to one end with a fishing weight. then a feed the line through the tube and pull the brush through.

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PostSubject: Re: how to clean canister filter hoses????   how to clean canister filter hoses???? Icon_minitime3/27/2012, 1:29 am

good i had this same question last week with a guy at my lfs. And he said the exact same thing thing that Holey Rock said. so now i have some confirmation.
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PostSubject: Re: how to clean canister filter hoses????   how to clean canister filter hoses???? Icon_minitime3/27/2012, 12:32 pm

yeah i have done it in the past and it works great!!!

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PostSubject: Re: how to clean canister filter hoses????   how to clean canister filter hoses???? Icon_minitime3/27/2012, 2:51 pm

Great!! I am sure i will try it. I just bought a rena xp3 and the lines could use a cleaning. its not real bad or anything just enough to have asked the question and keep it in the back of my mind.
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PostSubject: Re: how to clean canister filter hoses????   how to clean canister filter hoses???? Icon_minitime3/27/2012, 3:59 pm

yeah i hear yeah. i had a used filter i used it on was well. if you would have seen the tanks before i took them down you would know why i wanted to clean everything before placing my fish in then tank lol.

i have never seen tanks so bad. the two tanks running i did not even know had fish until i was draining to tank. you could not see into the tank and the bottom was covered with over 4" of waste. it was so discusting!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: how to clean canister filter hoses????   how to clean canister filter hoses???? Icon_minitime4/1/2012, 8:44 pm

Holey Rock of Texas wrote:
i take a brush like seen in the pic below. tie some string to one end with a fishing weight. then a feed the line through the tube and pull the brush through.

how to clean canister filter hoses???? Bong-o10

+1 what Holey rock says. There is no way to really clean it good without disconnecting it. I do what holey said but i got lazy and only clean up to the length of the brush without strings to pull to other side.
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PostSubject: Re: how to clean canister filter hoses????   how to clean canister filter hoses???? Icon_minitime4/3/2012, 10:02 pm

I found a 5 foot long brush online lol and ordered it
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PostSubject: Re: how to clean canister filter hoses????   how to clean canister filter hoses???? Icon_minitime10/10/2012, 1:41 pm

A bore brush for a 12 guage shotgun will work. I use a bottle brush (for cleaning baby bottles) with the handle broken off and push it through the hose with a 3/8th diameter dowell.

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