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Oxygenator question

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i got my Oxygenator this winter and i have to say it worked great. had some of the same fatheads all winter i think. have been using a tooth brush to clean it when needed but it seems not to be working at all now. the green light is on and it is freshly cleaned but i cant see the little bubbles coming out anymore. do i need to clean the inside? could it have broke on me? the unit has taken a few bumps but nothing hard and the light is still on? any thoughts? hurry i have bait waiting for some fresh air as we speak.... gave them fresh water and some ice this morning and put the unit in but i dont think it is doing anything. help.....

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thanks Chris thats what i bet the problem is. thats what i have been using the brush to get ride of but i bet giving it a good soak and rinse combo will do the trick. think i have some clr under the kitchen sink and if i do i will try it tonight. thanks again

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I believe the CLR solution is a potent base. I hope that won't have any long-term ill effects on your unit.

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Here it is from the manufacturer's page:

1. How do I clean my Pure O2 unit?

Cleaning is the same for all of our products! Using a soft nylon bristle brush (e.g. toothbrush), brush gently across the ‘screen’ until any deposits are removed. In the case of an extremely dirty unit, a 50/50 solution of ‘CLR’ and water can be used to loosen the deposits before brushing.

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My unit came with a small toothbrush to clean it with but there were no other instructions as found on the web site. Just a suggestion for future models, I wouldn't mind seeing the battery compartment made more waterproof. If you are fishing in the rain it could get wet and possibly stop working. Solution, bring a plastic bag for a cover for now.
From what it sounds like the unit works better in a larger pail (5 gallon) where there is a bigger volume of water if you want to keep minnows alive.

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What I do to clean an extremely crusted unit is to mix a 50/50 solution of CLR and water then just dip my toothbrush in the solution then scrub the screens. That way you are not just soaking the whole unit in the solution.

The bait bucket unit (Mini) is designed for 2 to 5 gallons of water and I recommend about 1 dozen of minnows per gallon of water. If you have too many more than that, you will still have plenty of oxygen, but you start to have problems with waste build-up from the bait and that will kill them very quickly.

Good luck everyone and tight lines!\

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Adam Johnson
www.adamjohnsonfishing.com

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