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I know a lot of us here have Aqua Clear hang-on-back filters.  When someone is feeling ambitious, could you possibly do me a favor? (or even better, multiple someones!)

 

I would love to see a video of how different people go about cleaning the filter.  Like have someone record you from the very beginning - taking it off the back, going wherever you go with it, and what steps you actually do to clean it, what pieces you take apart and so on, and then putting it back on the tank.  Like a visual step-by-step cleaning guide for dummies.

 

Any takers? :pease:

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Oh boy :o I could do it my next day off (Wednesday or the latest my next wc over the weekend) but I'll need Mike to film it :hmm

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I have the worst time cleaning the curved part of the tubing.

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Oh boy :o I could do it my next day off (Wednesday or the latest my next wc over the weekend) but I'll need Mike to film it :hmm

 

Virtual brownies to you if you do!  Pfft, I will send you real brownies if you want! :rofl

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I have the worst time cleaning the curved part of the tubing.

I have to lube the propeller with petroleum with every wc :( stupid sand :tantrum

Oh boy :o I could do it my next day off (Wednesday or the latest my next wc over the weekend) but I'll need Mike to film it :hmm

 

Virtual brownies to you if you do!  Pfft, I will send you real brownies if you want! :rofl

I'm in! How did you know that I am food motivated :happydance

:rofl

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 I would do it but that would require me on video and that's not happening.  :o  :donthit:  :rofl

 

I lube the impeller with every cleaning but not every WC . . .

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I would do it but that would require me on video and that's not happening.  :o  :donthit:  :rofl

 

I lube the impeller with every cleaning but not every WC . . .

But you're sooo peeeeerdy :hug

The the mod with the mostest :lovewhip

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I can try! Perhaps we can compile a thread with the videos?

 

I have the worst time cleaning the curved part of the tubing.

OMG yes. :o I tried one of those metal bendy rods that have bristles on the ends, but even those are a pain to manuever. Plus the metal ends tend to scratch the plastic. I just scrub the inside of the straight ends with a toothbrush and leave the middle part to stay gross. :rofl But I bleach them every couple filter cleans, so that helps with the build-up.

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I can try! Perhaps we can compile a thread with the videos?

 

I have the worst time cleaning the curved part of the tubing.

OMG yes. :o I tried one of those metal bendy rods that have bristles on the ends, but even those are a pain to manuever. Plus the metal ends tend to scratch the plastic. I just scrub the inside of the straight ends with a toothbrush and leave the middle part to stay gross. :rofl But I bleach them every couple filter cleans, so that helps with the build-up.

 

I love the idea of a compilation thread.  I think it might actually help a lot of people!

 

Maybe I should be pre-asking canister people to do the same, I want to get my canister going at some point...

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I find using a toothbrush for the tubs work very well. I will try and get a step by step one for you. You never should go gung ho on cleaning filters, you will loose your good bacteria.

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Well I dont have that filter anymore so I cant help ya :cry

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Well I dont have that filter anymore so I cant help ya :cry

Me too ^

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Well I dont have that filter anymore so I cant help ya :cry

Me too ^

 

 

 

We will just sit in our own little :pond  and watch :theater:

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I'd be very interested in this too! What do you  lubricate the impeller with?

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I'd be very interested in this too! What do you  lubricate the impeller with?

Petroleum jelly works great. :thumbs:

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Ok - so I discovered part of my problem!

 

This part comes off to clean underneath - I knew I had to be missing something, and per my usual method, I yanked on it until it came off. :rofl

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It was really gross under there. :thud

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Hope this helps someone else like me who didn't know this!

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