Cleaning an old Penguin 350 HOB filter

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by Fisherman15, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. Fisherman15

    Fisherman15Valued MemberMember

    I just recently bought a 55 gallon tank setup off of craigslist and it needs some work. It came with a Penguin 350 Hob filter and a 120 that are completely crusty. They still pump perfectly fine but it is just REALLY dirty. I was wondering if I could submerse the entire filter in a vinegar solution to help the process?:confused::confused:
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2015
  2. The Red Severum

    The Red SeverumValued MemberMember

    I am not sure about submerging the whole filter into vinegar but taking a razor blade and carefully using it to get off the crust would work. I also would have a rag with the solution next to you and apply when needed.
  3. Dolfan

    DolfanFishlore VIPMember

    I wouldn't submerge the entire thing, as the back part is not meant to be submerged. You can fill up a bucket with a vinegar/water or bleach/water solution and then just hang the filter on the side, and let it run, "filtering" the cleaner solution for a few hours. It should loosen up the tough stuff, then a little elbow grease would finish off the rest.
  4. OP

    Fisherman15Valued MemberMember

    Yeah Ill just stick to that! Its more work but thats life, you cannot shorten everything! Thanks y'all!!