Something’s Wrong Help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Anna94, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Anna94Valued MemberMember

    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. IMG_8861.JPGIMG_8862.JPG

  2. GoldiemomWell Known MemberMember

    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.
  3. Madeline PetersonValued MemberMember

    Don't worry about it. How dirty your sponge gets varies depending on a number of factors, and has no bearing on how healthy your tank is.
  4. GuppyDazzleWell Known MemberMember

    The important bacteria are not visible.

    You must have a super clean tank.
  5. Anna94Valued MemberMember

    I have cardinal tetras, lemon tetras, rasboras, and otos
  6. GoldiemomWell Known MemberMember

    Well, they do have small bio loads. If the water is clear and clean it must be doing its job.
  7. Mom2someWell Known MemberMember

    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?
  8. Anna94Valued MemberMember

    No, but I do have a sponge filter as well being powered by a powerhead and it isn’t grody either.
  9. Anne79New MemberMember

    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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