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When shoud I clean my sponge
I have a 10 gallon and a 20 gallon both with a power filter with a sponge on the bottom. When shoud I clean it out and how?
You can just squeeze the sponge filter out a little over a sink or you can put some of your old tank water in a bucket and let the sponge filter sit in there and squeeze a little. Really it is up to you
If they are pre filter sponges I clean they at every water change so weekly. If your using only sponges to filter the tank I would clean them in water change water whenever you do a water change. If there are 2 sponges do a different one each week.
Don't ever clean it in tap water it will kill the good bacteria, Most all my tanks are sponge filters now and I clean them about every couple of mo. in the tank water when I do a water change [I don't clean it every wc]. when I have fry in the tank even less.
Don't ever clean it in tap water it will kill the good bacteria,