The Cleaning Set from Tunze is a much needed maintenance kit for making sure your pumps and other critical equipment are kept in peak working order. Product manufacturers can only make their devices so durable and in the harsh, corrosive and biofouling environment of reef aquaria even the best water pumps will fail without regular preventative maintenance. We stress the term preventative maintenance because it is not enough to clean water pumps, powerheads and protein skimmers when their performance is noticeably reduced or when they fail; all aquarium devices which are in contact with aquarium water should be cleaned on a regular basis so that your aquarium can enjoy greater performance from teh equipment and so your product investments can work for you for many years. The Tunze Cleaning Set includes a host of brushes, tools, some mild acid and an instructional video on how to properly service and maintain the products which keep our aquariums alive. The Tunze catalog lists the cleaning set as retailing for over $60 but that was a typo and the 220.700 cleaning set will be retailing for closer to $45 when it becomes available any day now.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.