Filter Cleaning Tips?

Post any questions you have about a turtle indoor setup here. Or if you have a link to your indoor setup picture we would love to see it.
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lkitsch
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Sat Dec 29, 2001 6:13 pm

Any tips for quickly cleaning the spongey insides of the filter? It takes forever to wash it under the faucet.
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Sat Dec 29, 2001 11:05 pm

you are supposed to throw it away and get a new one! The charcoal will not work as good used than brand new!!!
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Sun Dec 30, 2001 3:39 pm

I'm not talking about the charcoal cannister or one of those all in one units. I am talking about the sponge part that catches particles, similar to filter floss.
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Sun Dec 30, 2001 5:06 pm

i dont know what your talking about then
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Sun Dec 30, 2001 6:09 pm

It depends on what filter y ou are talking about. The fastest way with most hang on the back filters really is to just rinse it under the faucet. One drawback of that method is that bacteria that grow in the sponge actually help your tank. When you rinse it in the faucet, many of those bacteria could die. A better way is to rinse it in a bucket of fairly clean water you siphon out of your tank. either way is good though.
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