Pumps, Wavemakers and Mineral Build-up

Richard Kagen

Well-Known Member
BRS Member
#1
Happy Friday All-

In 6 months I have had mineral clogging based failures of 1 wavemaker and 1 main return pump. I cleaned them both with food grade citric acid (best deal is Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EYFKM32/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1 , but I know some people will insist that everything has to say "reef" on the package :)) and back up and running in no time.

Are others on preventative maintenance for soaking and cleaning pumps? What frequency?
 

Chris A.

Formally toomanyfish
BRS Member
Officer
#3
I use food grade citric acid or vinegar to clean my pumps. I probably clean them 2-4 x a year.
Edit : exactly what you linked lol
 

dz6t

Acro Garden, BRS Sponsor
BRS Member
#4
I use the same citric acids. Works great.
The price difference you saw on Amazon is due to different sellers for the product.


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