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Mold in your water changing hose?

Postby cichlid_maniac » Thu May 02, 2019 10:26 pm

I was getting a bit of mold in my python water change hose.

I soaked it in my pool. I tied it to my stairs and came back to it a few days later and it's clean as a whistle. So if you have that issue AND a pool, there ya go!

I also rinsed the hose out with fresh water; basically de-chlorinating the hose.

I thought I'd share that.
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Re: Mold in your water changing hose?

Postby Bobsled » Fri May 03, 2019 5:12 pm

I rinse my hoses with cold tap water after every use.
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Re: Mold in your water changing hose?

Postby nodima » Thu May 09, 2019 8:07 am

I've had success using a bleach solution in a 5 gal bucket. Connect a powerhead to one end of the hose, with the other end also in the bucket. Run the pump for a while, then rinse out the hose. Works great. Nice idea with the pool.
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Re: Mold in your water changing hose?

Postby ken31cay » Thu May 09, 2019 8:23 am

I've never had mold in my Python hose and I always reasoned that was because the second step in the water change is always running the water from my tap (chlorinated) back in to refill my tank.
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