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Example of not harvesting a waterfall soon enough

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hotashes

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Reply #1

Hi, can you advise on best method to clean SM surf? 

I plan to clean the internal area which has the thread/string as well as the outer/foam casing?

My current ideas are

1) hydrogen peroxide 3% spray

2) rodi and white vinegar

3) RODI and fragrance free thin bleach




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Reply #2

I assume this is not a regular cleaning; maybe you stored it for a while, or got it used.


To get any scrubber back to new, the growth surfaces do not really need deep cleaned; the old growth will just rot and fall off. But if you want you can use vinegar for a few hours on the rocks and strings. Then if you want white, you can use 20% bleach with water, on the rocks and strings for 30 minutes. Rinse well.


It will require low-power (1 plug) to start, and probably also the black shade cloth, because the white surfaces will be too bright.

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Thank you, would it be suitable to do both methods as stated by yourself?

Yes I got it used condition and plan to clean it.

Can the foam/outside be cleaned this method also or would it absorb the chemicals and re release them?

Finally where can I get the black cloth you mention as I haven’t got this part.


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Reply #4

I would not clean at all, it looks fine. The foam does not absorb; it is closed-cell. Any black cloth will work, halfway over the lights, but you can try no cloth and see how it goes.

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