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Old 11-22-2015, 11:36 PM   #1
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cleaning sponge filter

How so you get a sponge filter out of the tank to clean it without dripping a ton of filthy sludge off it?



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Old 11-23-2015, 12:16 AM   #2
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Siphon tube to catch any nastys that escape, amd quickly remove it.
You could also use a bag and scoop it like you would dog poop on a walk. Again the siphon to clean up
Thats all i can come up with right now

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Scooping it up in a pitcher would probably be easiest. I usually pick up a bunch at the dollar store that will hang on the side of the tank.
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Slip a food bag over it and lift out the bag with the sponge inside.


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Old 11-24-2015, 05:13 AM   #5
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Anything you can put under it or the filter inside it would work

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