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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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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?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 01:17 AM
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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.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 01:25 AM
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Or, for $1.99, go get some new airline tubing.
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Or, for $1.99, go get some new airline tubing.

+1 I agree

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 03:09 AM
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cleaning c02 line?

Are you using that standard clear stuff or silicone?
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