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cleaning c02 line?
A dumb question, but I didn't have any luck w/ a search. I had some yeast gunk get into the Co2 line during my last batch of DIY yeast (not into the aquarium, just the line--I got a little ambitious about jazzing up the mix ;-) ). But now my new batch isn't flowing at all, and I think maybe it's hanging up on the gunk. So my question is, how can I safely clean the line w/o introducing anything I wouldn't want in my tank?
Planted Tank Enthusiast
Remove the line, set up a siphon just like when you drain the tank and let it run for a while. If its stuck really well, make a bleach solution and soak it for a while. Then use dechlor and rinse that crap really well till you cant smell bleach. H202 might work as well. Not sure, i dont use DIY.
Planted Tank Guru
Hm. Good point. My problem is not so much that I'm cheap as that I'm way out in West Marin and the nearest place is probly an hour away. Plus I hate to throw stuff out if this keeps happening (note to self--scale back the yeast experiments!) Sigh.