How do you clean stubborn algae off equipment?

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  1. Matt_

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    Hi Guys

    Just a quick question, I'm starting up second-hand a tank that was donated by a friend. Although I'm very grateful, some the equipment, especially the hang on the back filter and heater have some some very stubborn, almost concrete like algae patches. I have tried simple dish soap and hot water but its still incredibly difficult to clean.
    I'm asking you guys, is there any particular trick that I can use? Lemon juice or vinegar and bicarb? Because literally scrubbing firmly with a nail brush and it doesn't budge

    Thanks in advance
    Matt
     
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    Vinigar or citric acid (the green packet) and an good soak.
     
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    Thank you, it worked!
     
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