Sicce Pump Clean is a new aquarium maintenance product that is specially designed to help users extend the life of workhorse aquarium equipment. Freshwater aquarium devices don’t experience the same kind of wear and tear, and especially the buildup of mineral deposits that pumps experience in a reef aquarium environments.
Especially in the warm and hot regions of high powered water pumps, calcium carbonate tends to buildup from precipitate, and left unchecked is nearly as tough as stone, incredibly hard to remove mechanically. Thankfully, we’ve long known that lime buildup is very reactive to acidic solutions, so vinegar and other acids are very useful in effortlessly removing these undesirable, performance killing deposits.
However, vinegar can take a long time to work, and other acids are dangerous to use indoors, so Sicce Pump Clean is a safe, balanced acid powder that mixes up easily. Soaking pumps, venturis, impellers, and even intake strainers and fish guards overgrown by coralline algae in a solution of Sicce Pump Clean will quickly and easily dissolve these unwanted deposits.
We don’t have to take a poll to know that many of you reading this either have never cleaned your pumps, or it’s been so long that you don’t remember precisely when you last cleaned them. But the best way to prevent equipment failures and subsequent aquarium problems is to regularly clean your equipment, and prevent any blockages and malfunctions before they can even occur.