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Citric Acid Aquarium Equipment Cleaner

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32 Ounces Citric Acid

SKU: 211709

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$11.19

$13.99
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64 oz Citric Acid

SKU: 211710

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$23.19

$28.99
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128 oz Citric Acid

SKU: 211711

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$43.99

$54.99
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Quickly and Effortlessly Remove Coralline Algae from Pumps & Powerheads.

Over time pumps, powerheads, heaters, or any other piece of equipment in your aquarium can start to have mineral deposits form or coralline algae build-up, which can hamper the performance. Keeping your equipment clean will lead to a longer life and better efficiency. Just create a liquid solution, and after a quick soak, deposits will start to dissolve, requiring minimal effort for complete removal. 

 

Four Sizes Available:

  • 32 Ounces
  • 64 Ounces
  • 128 Ounces

 

1-Quart Mixing & Cleaning Instructions

Add 4 tablespoons (2 oz) of BRS Citric Acid to 1 quart of RODI water and mix until the citric acid has fully dissolved. Once the citric acid solution has dissolved, you can use a squirt bottle and brush to clean your equipment. For thicker coralline algae or other stubborn deposits, soaking the equipment in the citric acid solution for a couple hours may be required. After cleaning is complete dispose of any excess dirty solution and rinse any equipment with RODI water to remove excess citric acid solution before placing it back into your aquarium. The unused solution can be stored indefinitely. 

 

1-Gallon Mixing & Cleaning Instructions

Add 3/4 cup (6 oz) of BRS Citric Acid to 1 gallon of RODI water and mix until the citric acid has fully dissolved. Once the citric acid solution has dissolved you can use a squirt bottle and brush to clean your equipment. For thicker coralline algae or other stubborn deposits, soaking the equipment in the citric acid solution for a couple of hours may be required. After cleaning is complete dispose of any excess dirty solution and rinse any equipment with RODI water to remove excess citric acid solution before placing it back into your aquarium. The unused solution can be stored indefinitely. 

 

Note: For use outside of the aquarium. Do not add citric acid or a citric acid solution directly to your aquarium. 

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Product Questions

How much would I need to clean a second hand 120 gallon tank with pretty heavy buildup?
Question by: Jeff on Mar 30, 2023, 11:38 AM
It is a good idea to remove as much old material as you can to minimize any residual minerals from getting into the system
Answer by: Scott F. (BRS Staff) on May 10, 2023, 4:29 PM
As for how much citric acid you would need, that depends upon the tank conditions. You may need a fair amount of it if the tank is particularly bad. Please follow the product instructions.
Answer by: Scott F. (BRS Staff) on May 10, 2023, 4:38 PM
I was wondering if I could use citric acid to clean a used tank. There would be no livestock and such . Just need a complete clean out . Would it be safe to silicone and pvc piping?thank you
Question by: Vuong Dinh on Dec 5, 2021, 11:13 AM
Thank you for your question. Yes, you can use citric acid to clean a used tank. We use citric acid as part of our process for cleaning the long term test tanks in our lab. It works very well to get the hard to reach places clean.
Answer by: William Glenn (BRS Staff) on Dec 15, 2021, 8:27 AM
Approximately how many cups are in your 6lb container?
Question by: Joseph Lahr on Nov 19, 2018, 12:39 AM
Thanks for asking! The 6 lb is in a gallon jar, which is 16 cups. Have a great day :)
Answer by: Chad on Nov 19, 2018, 5:22 PM