Vortech MP-XX Foam gaurds?

Discussion in 'Filters, Pumps, etc..' started by Kevin_E, May 18, 2015.

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  1. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    How well do these function at preventing algae etc. from growing on, in and around the inlet of the powerhead? I just did a thorough cleaning, but it is a real PITA. I'm hoping that the covers will prevent my issues and allow for easier cleaning.
     
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  3. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Not sure about the guards but I just soak the wet side in vinegar.Cleans it very well with little to no scrubbing.
     
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    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    I agree - white vinegar and RO water. I do however use the foam when I have a sea hare... Helps keep it from... well... you know... Chop chop
     
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  5. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    I had foam covers on a jaebo for a while. Almost had to clean the foam every day. Slows down output too. A nitrate trap. I would use one if I had a nem or as reefbuilder says for sea hares.
     
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  6. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    I would honestly rather clean them than do ht I had to do this weekend. See, I don't have MPs, I am using Koralias. With how my wire management is, each Koralia is wired inside a wire race track with bunches of wires. Removing the Korallias is a real PITA. I broke 1' frag off my sunset milli removing them lol. The algae on them gets pretty ridiculous.
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    It may delay times between cleaning the pump. Keep me updated if you decide to try it.