Cleaning brush for 13mm lily pipes?

Discussion in 'Filters, Filtration and Pumps' started by nry, 2 May 2009.

  1. nry

    nry Member

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    I bought a cleaning brush from AE thinking it would do for my 13mm lily pipes but it isn't flexible enough at the brush end for me to even debate risking the glassware. It's more for cleaning filter piping it seems.

    Are there any 'cheap' brushes for cleaning the lily pipes or are there other ways to clean them?
     
  2. Dolly Sprint 16v

    Dolly Sprint 16v Member

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    FYI

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/EHEIM-Flexible-Br ... C294%3A192

    Paul.
     
  3. john starkey

    john starkey Member

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    Hi nry,that's the kit I use,works fine for me
    Regards john
     
  4. GreenNeedle

    GreenNeedle Member

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    I have the Eheim bendy one (I just bought the 12mm one as it was cheaper than buying the set) and also have the Hagen Marina set which has 1 long brush in it.

    Previously (until I snapped it by accident) I used the Hagen Marina coiled wire bendy one which worked better than the Eheim and Marina set :)

    Got them all from aquatics-online. the best one was second down on this page:
    http://www.aquatics-online.co.uk/catalo ... rushes.asp

    AC
     
  5. JamesM

    JamesM Member

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    Baby bottle cleaning brushes + coat hanger :D
     
  6. nry

    nry Member

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    Cheers all, should have asked before assuming and buying something :)
     
  7. davidcmadrid

    davidcmadrid Member

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    If there is this much build up in the pipes do the innards of the filter get covered in goop also ? E.g The impeller and tubing on the motor part of the cannister. I have taken one of my filters off line and am cleaning it at the moment. Im going to get bottle cleaners in the morning and a piece of flexible coil used to hold up curtains from the hardware store locally in the morning but and wondering what to do about the motor?
     
  8. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    This is my latest buy

    JBL Cleany

    I've not tried it yet, but its by far the longest brush I've had and it nice 'n flexible. Two sized brushes too :)

    Sam
     
  9. J.D.

    J.D. Newly Registered

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    Is the Hagen one you used this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FLUVAL-MARINA-FLE ... 286.c0.m14

    or this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HAGEN-Marina-Flex ... %26ps%3D33

    Thanks
     
  10. Superman

    Superman Member

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    I got the Eheim bendy brush set last week from AE and it works a treat on my 13mm lily and intake.
     

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