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Cleaning long hose used for water changes

Jamool

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Hello all

I have some long hoses I use for water changes with a pump from the kitchen sink. The hose is around 8meters long but its going back with mold on the inside
What is the best way to clean a long hose like this?

Thanks
 

dino21

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Hi,

Often find its simpler to replace the hose, once the Algae has got a hold it will likey soon return if its just wiped cleaned internally .

With new hoses, when finshed with your W/C drain all the water out of the hoses an place so they can internally dry out fully, so reducing any chance of the Algae forming.
 

Surya

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I'd just buy a new one. Got my 15m one from Homebase for £5. Never developed mould as I drain it fully between uses and keep outdoors.
 

Jamool

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Thank you all
Think I accidentally left water in it once which caused the issue


Will have a go with some of the methods
 

brhau

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It’s probably just algae, and if the hose wasn’t clear you’d never think about it. I have a shorter siphon hose with algae in it and I just use it that way.
 

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