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Old 12-02-2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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How to Adequately Clean Foam Filter Sponges

My Nano-Cube has 3 foam "screen" filters that I would like to clean. No nitrite spikes or anything, just preventative maintenance. I would order spares, but they are overpriced and I'd rather spend my $$$ on frags How do you guys clean foam filters? I rinsed them once in tap water and let them dry, then started to worry about chlorine and other contaminents that might have been left behind. Thanks.
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If you let it air dry the chlorine will be gone. Only if still wet is their a chance of chlorine getting in there.
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So tap water rinse and air dry is adequate for removing nitrite producers in the sponge?
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I think the best way to clean a sponge is to carefully put it in the trash can.

I agree with Mike. Rinse really well and let air dry. With sponges in your system you will need to do this every few days to keep up with them.
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That will work but when I was talking about air dry I was talking about getting rid of the chlorine.
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