Originally Posted by Murkmastur
I stopped leaving my hookah untouched after smoking when I cleaned the hose.. after about two sessions and found a bunch of black twiggy crap in there and it was pretty nasty..I don't even know if that's normal.
Some hoses aren't meant to have water run through them, a lot of them start rotting on the inside and you get nasty particles every time you use it after that. Instead of running water through it (if it's not labeled as a washable hose) just blow through it after use.
Back on topic though, I take my hookah over to my friend's apartment almost every day, so I disassemble mine completely and pack it up for the next trip.