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02-02-2013, 11:32 AM #1Junior Member Guppy
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How to clean an aquarium chiller?
I bought a new Hailea 1/10 chiller for my 18 gallon tank in March 2012.
I used it during summer which was a great relief.
Now its winter and I dont need the chiller coz the tank temperatures where I live go down to 17-18 degrees without a heater.
Anyways I believe in keeping constant temperature during summer and winter.
So I use an Aquael 75W heater which keeps the tank 25 degrees to keep my tank and fish warm and to avoid temperature swings.
I want to clean the chiller including water inside the chiller and dust which gets accumulated on the external dust net as well as dust which enters the chiller through the net.
I have to clean the chiller anyways to get ready for summer. I have the time and in no hurry so prefer cleaning it now.
Any ideas or links to youtube which can help.
02-02-2013, 12:49 PM #2
Not exactly sure what you are talking about cleaning off, but if you are trying to get dust out of internal components, you could always use a can of air duster, or an air compressor to blow out dirt and dust that made its way in the housing. If you could provide a picture of the chiller, I'd probably be able to help you more.Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.
02-02-2013, 01:16 PM #3
I have no experience with chillers, but I would suggest trying vinegar on the parts of the chiller the tank water goes through. I have found vinegar to work really well on on type of aquarium equipment if you have hardened build up the canned air won;t flush out (as suggested above).
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02-02-2013, 04:59 PM #4
I would assume that your chiller is used for saltwater so flushing with hot fresh water should do the trick - esp. getting the salt out. Also, should help with removing some solid desposites, and any organics that are sticking in the piping. I'd consider making sure to drain all the water out. Then storgae should be fine. That would be my method if the mfg didn't already have a method on-line or in the instructions.Knowledge is fun(damental)
A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.
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02-23-2013, 01:36 AM #5Banned Goldfish
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Be careful to never tip it upside down, can ruin the chiller