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Old 07-13-2013, 05:40 AM   #1
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how to clean sponge filters from qt tank?


how do i clean the spong filters from a tank infected with sickness so they are safe?
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:22 AM   #2
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:33 PM   #3
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Rinse. Soak in bleach solution. Rinse. Soak in water with Prime. Rinse and your done.

Have spare sponge and rotate them.
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once your done with the bleach treatment wet it with 70% isopropyl alcohol allowing it to dry out overnight
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thank you all for the help, still have a week of qt ant then ill have to clean the tank and filter
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