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Cleaning brush for 13mm lily pipes?

nry

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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?
 
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nry said:
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?

NRY

FYI

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

Paul.
 

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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
 

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

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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?
 

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SuperColey1 said:
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

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
 

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