How do you clean airstones Question

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

  1. grfresconero

    grfresconero Valued Member Member

    Mine were sort of over grown with algae and clogged up ?
     
  2. oscarsbud

    oscarsbud Well Known Member Member

    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.
     
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    grfresconero

    grfresconero Valued Member Member

    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 B

    Matt B Well Known Member Member

    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. oscarsbud

    oscarsbud Well Known Member Member

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

    grfresconero Valued Member Member

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




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