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Shea
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PostSubject: Fluval 404 used for saltwater   Fluval 404 used for saltwater Icon_minitime9/14/2011, 8:00 am

I was given this canister filter with a used freshwater tank I bought. Does anyone know how I can clean all this stuff off? Would bleachwater work? I thought I'd better ask before trying to clean it.
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PostSubject: Re: Fluval 404 used for saltwater   Fluval 404 used for saltwater Icon_minitime9/14/2011, 8:01 am

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PostSubject: Re: Fluval 404 used for saltwater   Fluval 404 used for saltwater Icon_minitime9/14/2011, 8:04 am

fill up a 5G bucket with warm/hot water and a cap full of bleach and give it a good brush and wash. Should be good.

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PostSubject: Re: Fluval 404 used for saltwater   Fluval 404 used for saltwater Icon_minitime9/14/2011, 8:08 am

Oh thank you Kory! Off to work on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Fluval 404 used for saltwater   Fluval 404 used for saltwater Icon_minitime9/14/2011, 8:45 am

wow that is some gunk! it looks like caked on coraline algae from a sw tank. I've also done a soak in vineagar to remove calcium deposits from hard water.
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PostSubject: Re: Fluval 404 used for saltwater   Fluval 404 used for saltwater Icon_minitime9/14/2011, 11:42 am

Got it up and running but the hoses were too short for the tank I was going to use it on. So I'm using it on the 55 gallon, working great. FYI, a butter knife and scotchbrite pads came in handy! Thank you for the suggestions.
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PostSubject: Re: Fluval 404 used for saltwater   Fluval 404 used for saltwater Icon_minitime9/14/2011, 11:46 am

Vinegar, as opposed to bleach, woulda lessened your elbow grease on that effort.
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PostSubject: Re: Fluval 404 used for saltwater   Fluval 404 used for saltwater Icon_minitime9/14/2011, 12:05 pm

+1 on the vinegar. Magi clean works great too!

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PostSubject: Re: Fluval 404 used for saltwater   Fluval 404 used for saltwater Icon_minitime9/14/2011, 12:18 pm

Elbow grease, Grrr!

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