When was the last time you cleaned your aquarium pump
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A: Yourpropeller pump will require periodic cleaning to maintain optimal flow and operation. The regularity of cleaning is unique to your particular aquarium, however apump should be cleaned every two to six months, on average. EcoTech Marine’s recommended cleaning procedure is to first clean soft algae from the plastic components by gently scrubbing the outside of the wet side with a soft brush (such as a toothbrush) under running water. Second clean calcareous algae, such as purple coralline, by soaking the pump overnight in a vinegar solution (7 parts vinegar to 3 parts fresh water). During this soaking, the nozzle should be removed from the wet frame by following the instructions in your instruction manual. If your pump requires more thorough cleaning, remove the nut from the top of the propeller and disassemble the drive shaft and other components from the wet frame (MP40w and MP20 only). These components can then soak individually in the vinegar solution to ensure that they are all clean and that no debris is caught in areas that are difficult to access. After soaking, the wet side should be washed thoroughly under fresh water to remove any vinegar residue and reassembled per your instruction manual prior to replacing it in the aquarium.
An aquarium air pump is a useful piece of equipment for enthusiasts to install. It serves many functions, including helping keep the tank clean and filtered, providing a safe environment for certain types of aquarium inhabitants, and to avoid stagnant areas in the tank. A good air pump should last several years, but small malfunctions can occur that require simple repairs. Aquarium owners should acquaint themselves with the types of malfunctions that can occur and the equipment needed to make simple repairs. Some examples include problems with the air pump diaphragm or the valve.
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(The nozel is slightly different to mine but apart from that it's exactly the same with great reviews).Circulation pumps work to mimic the movement of a natural body of water, utility pumps power other equipment and air pumps typically power décor pieces. Cleaning is a major component of aquarium success. To help make cleaning easier there are siphon vacuum gravel cleaners, water changers and magnet cleaners. The main difference between siphons and water changers is that siphons can be used to remove dirty water and residue in the aquarium and substrate, whereas water changers not only remove dirty water and residue they also add back in clean tap water (that must be treated with a water conditioner). Magnet cleaners can stay inside the aquarium and are used to clean off the inside glass, as algae does have a tendency to build up and obstruct the aquarium view.