Sponge Filter Cleaning

Fanatic
  • #1
How often is it recommended to clean your sponge filters?
 
FishFor2018
  • #2
About every month you want to scrub it a bit in the tank water. I like to fully replace mine twice a year but that’s up to you.
 
PonzLL
  • #3
I like to fully replace mine twice a year

Curious why you choose to do this
 
FishFor2018
  • #4
Curious why you choose to do this
I like to do it because my tanks have sand so a lot of the times it builds up sand.
 
PonzLL
  • #5
Right, thanks. All of my tanks are different types of sand, and I have 2 newer sponge filters in 2 of them, so I'll watch out for that!
 
Fanatic
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
Okay, thanks.
I wouldn’t be replacing mine, they most likely will hold up.
 
CanadianFishFan
  • #7
I haven't replaced my sponge filter and its been 2 years. But I have heard to squish it out in the tank water every 2 months.
 
THCrescue
  • #8
Depends on the situations. My shrimp tank I only do once a year. My big tanks with poop machines and messy eaters get them once a month.
 

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