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Old 02-22-2013, 06:51 AM   #1
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Does anybody know of & alternative detergent for Green leaf diffusers


I am seeking a safe detergent for cleaning the Green leaf diffusers. Their cleaner works great , but is a little pricey & then you have to pay for shipping & you do not get much. They do not want you to use bleach! Has anybody found an alternative cleaner for their diffusers that will not harm them. They simply make the best diffusers I have seen . I would hate to destroy it by using bleach or some other cleaner that could compromise the unit. Has anyone found a safe cleaner?
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:57 AM   #2
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I think I've read that vinegar might work. Might want to look in to that.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:45 AM   #3
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If bleach is not an option, then squirting some undiluted Excel will also work to clean it.
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Hydrogen peroxide might work also.
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Hydrogen peroxide might work also.
THIS
works great when i used diffusers of all kinds
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Anybody try boiling diffusers to clean them?
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You cannot boil most diffusers they could crack or melt as in the case of Green leaf diffusers. Most ideas on this thread seems viable.
I guess hydrogen peroxide / or vinegar it is. I would like to hear from people that own a green leaf about their experiences with cleaning them. Like I said , it simply seems the best diffuser for standard diffusion . The bubbles are so tiny they almost look like smoke.
When you order their detergent, at least thats what they call it, they give you a small amount. Like 2 ozs. Thanks
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i had a green leaf inline. i left it in a cup of peroxide for 15 minutes once per month. it works.
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Anybody try boiling diffusers to clean them?
I did this for a long time with my Rhinox 5000- which I still have by the way, i just don't use it. As long as some smarts (don't add the hot glass to cold water) is applied I never had any issues.

Now I've never used nor am I familiar with the product mentioned here, but me being me and I wouldn't hesitate doing this so long as it's a well made product & glass

I boiled my Rhinox it in 2 stages back in the day:

1) with a a couple caps of bleach added and bring to a boil until the ceramic is clean- usually when water actually gets filled into the chamber. When boiling was done the water in the chamber I had to shake it out to get most of the bleach solution out and ready for the Seachem Prime water boil.

2) with a 2~3 caps of prime added to water bring to a boil- I would smell the diffuser after a few mins it would be as good as new. Never killed a fish or shrimp.

Process took about 20min and did this for well over a year no issues, but my luck might not be the same as yours.
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I always use like a 50%+ solution of bleach and water and let it soak for 20 minutes. Then i rinse it 3 times, inside as well but shaking water out, nd then doing a double soak in prime(dechlor) + water. Use a small container to waste less. Bleach works miracles and is super cheap.
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I always use like a 50%+ solution of bleach and water and let it soak for 20 minutes. Then i rinse it 3 times, inside as well but shaking water out, nd then doing a double soak in prime(dechlor) + water. Use a small container to waste less. Bleach works miracles and is super cheap.
I do very similar to that.


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Now I know 1 of you said they have a Green Leaf & use peroxide . That sounds like the way to go. But all others did not say they have run a Green Leaf diffuser.
It has plastic built into it, so there is NO way Im boiling it! It looks like peroxide gets the call or a mild acid.
I took a sniff from my storage container with the detergent in it & it really smells bad. It smells like it has some sulfur in it or something.
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