How do you clean airstones Question

Discussion in 'Air Pumps' started by grfresconero, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. grfresconeroValued MemberMember

    Mine were sort of over grown with algae and clogged up ?
     
  2. oscarsbudWell Known MemberMember

    I use a wire brush that I keep just for fish-related cleanups. A really stiff toothbrush might work also. Or if I'm lazy and it is just the little round ones I get a new one. I usually have at least a couple of packages of them around.
     
  3. grfresconeroValued MemberMember

    Ok i will try the tooth brush but won`t the wire brush grind them till they break? otherwise i`ll just get new ones. Thank`s.
     
  4. Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    For mine I just use my hand to brush off the debris and then lift it out of the water with the air still going, when I resubmerge it the bubbles are back. If its really bad I've placed them in a cup of hot water and attached a long piece of airline tubing and use my mouth to draw the water in and out of the airstone.

    Also, as stated above, just getting a new one almost always works. ;)
     
  5. oscarsbudWell Known MemberMember

    Sure, do it the easy way :p. I just don't like touching them with my bare hands, hence the brushes.
     
  6. grfresconeroValued MemberMember

    Intersting about the hot water but the other yeach not me thank`s.
     
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