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Can sponge filters be cut?

I have this triangular spong filter in my 1.5gallon. the thing is, it takes up a whole bunch of room, basically 1/3 the tank. i was wondering if i could possibly cut it to be more square like and take up less room. i dont know if reshaping it would affect its effeciency, which is why i would like a firm answer. TIA.
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It will be smaller so less room for bacteria to grow. Granted I am not sure how much "housing" you would need for a 1.5gal tank but I think you should be fine.
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I have this triangular spong filter in my 1.5gallon. the thing is, it takes up a whole bunch of room, basically 1/3 the tank. i was wondering if i could possibly cut it to be more square like and take up less room. i dont know if reshaping it would affect its effeciency, which is why i would like a firm answer. TIA.
Go ahead and cut it to a more reasonable size. It will work fine

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