Cleaning coralline algae from equipment

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Birdlady, May 14, 2004.

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  1. Birdlady

    Birdlady Finback Whale

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    Hello all! This is a really great site, very informative!
    My question is, after several years of storage, what is a safe way to remove coralline algae from my old powerheads and skimmer? There is a pretty good bit...Thanks for suggestions ;D
     
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  3. fletch

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    Hi I had an Overflow box that had a lot of Coralline Algae on it, and it was all dried up and hard, I soaked it in a strong solution of Vinegar and Water over night and it made it a lot easier to clean, as the vinegar breaks down the Calcium in the algae. Just make sure that you rinse everything off very well in clear water after you are done :D ;)
     
  4. Birdlady

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    why thank you kindly ::) I will try that :D
     
  5. Land_Fish

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    Why no karma showing here?
    go to your profile and uncheck no karma.
     
  6. Birdlady

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    Well , I did post a photo in the "who are you" section....going to fix Karma now....sometimes, if it weren't for bad karma....I'd have no Karma at all!!!! ::)
     
  7. Birdlady

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    Karma unchecked......does it change automatically or some such based on how lame my questions are??? BTW, the vinegar suggestion is working pretty well.. Cleaned about half my stuff....gotta do the rest yet.
     
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  9. Craig Manoukian

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    Glad I could be of some help ;) ;D
     
  11. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    [quote author=birdlady link=board=General;num=1084554809;start=0#5 date=05/16/04 at 21:58:19]Karma unchecked......does it change automatically or some such based on how lame my questions are???[/quote]

    No it doesn't, but that's a pretty funny idea! ;D

    Thanks for joining 3reef. [smiley=2thumbsup.gif]