Cleaning Filters, Artificial Plants And Ornaments


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AquaMan1

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Hey everyone,

I have questions regarding cleaning things in my tank. My tank is 37 gallons and I have a Marineland Penquin Biowheel filtration system.

-First off, when someone talks about beneficial bacteria, does that grow in the filtration system or the filter cartridge?

-How often should I clean the filter cartridges? Do I remove ALL or only SOME of the gunk on them? When do I replace them?

-Do I ever need to clean the filtration system?

-what's the cleaning process for hydrosponges? How often? Remove how much? I've heard good bacteria grows in these sponges. True?


PLANT AND ORNAMENT CLEANING

-Do I clean all the film and yuk off the plants and ornaments every gravelvac?

-Does good bacterial grow on these things, too?

Thank you so much and sorry for all the questions.




 

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the bacteria grows on everything, even the glass. Your gunk is includes the bacteria; key is not to remove too much; just the unsightly.
 

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if you have multiple cartridges in your filter you could remove and replace 1 ever couple weeks and rotate them so you always have a cartridge with bacteria
 
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