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Anna94

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Shouldn’t my sponge be a lot dirtier/grosser than this? The filter’s been running for 5 months, but the biomedia is from an old filter that ran for a year and a half. The tank is a 29 tall and I currently have 14 fish.
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Wow! What type of fish do you have and what type of filter? I just cleaned my sponge and it was dirtier than that after cleaning. However, my tank has goldfish which are water piggies.
 

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Well, they do have small bio loads. If the water is clear and clean it must be doing its job.
 

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Wow - mine is way dirtier than that, even after I wash it. I assume it is wet & water is flowing through it? Do you have a pre-filter sponge on?
 
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Mom2some said:
Wow - mine is way dirtier than that, even after I wash it. I assume it is wet & water is flowing through it? Do you have a pre-filter sponge on?
No, but I do have a sponge filter as well being powered by a powerhead and it isn’t grody either.
 

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wish mine would be as clean ... its gross me a bit when i rinse it in the dirty water after maintenance.. mine is totally brown compare to yours...
 
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