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How Do I Clean Filter Hoses

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Offline pollydoodle

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How do I clean Filter hoses
« on: October 14, 2018, 02:59:09 PM »
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My clear filter hoses are now black, how do I clean them?   I've seen videos on YouTube which use peroxide. Are there any other methods I could use?

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Re: How do I clean Filter hoses
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2018, 03:15:00 PM »
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First I should say that I've never had an external so I have to go by things I've read.

Some people clean their hoses using a cloth. You attach a long piece of string to the cloth which needs to be the right size to fit into the tube without getting stuck, and the other end of the string to a weight of some sort. Drop the weight into the hose and when it emerges as the other end pull the string through together with the cloth.
The first time I'd attach another piece of string to the cloth and use that to pull it back out if it gets stuck.

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Re: How do I clean Filter hoses
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2018, 06:21:49 PM »
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This is similar to the brush I use for cleaning hoses
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Double-Filter-Cleaning-Aquarium-Cleaner/dp/B01M9I7FV6

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Re: How do I clean Filter hoses
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2018, 10:51:55 PM »
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I use one of those (a JBL Cleany) for cleaning my siphon tube. [If anyone else is thinking of using it for that particular purpose, then I would advise that it's useful but only the small brush fits in and takes a lot of work to push it through; best to hold the wire part in a tissue or cloth to avoid friction burns and blisters! It ought to be fine for the purposes of cleaning wider tubes/hoses than siphons, though.]

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Re: How do I clean Filter hoses
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2018, 05:14:19 PM »
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Thank you Littlefish,  I have ordered one now.  I had something similar from Kleeneze to do drains, either it broke and I binned it or I have put it in a safe place - you know the one, where you put everything else you can't find!!  :raspberries

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Re: How do I clean Filter hoses
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2018, 05:58:01 PM »
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Oh yes, I have one of those safe places.  :rotfl:

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Re: How do I clean Filter hoses
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2018, 01:42:06 PM »
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Worked a treat  :) I used something to get rid of  algae and it furred up the tubes and there was gunge in the filter. 2 more weeks of treatment

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Re: How do I clean Filter hoses
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2018, 03:36:53 PM »
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Glad to hear you are happy with the brush. They are very handy.  :)

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