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Old 03-08-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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Cleaning Azoo Palm Filter Sponge?

How do you clean the sponge in an azoo palm filter? Better stated: how do you clean a filter sponge? I'm new to filters and I just want to do it right. ANy suggestions?
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:16 PM   #2
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To clean a filter sponge, all you have to do is squeeze the sponge a few times in a bucket of tank water. Do not use tap water because you will kill all of your BB hope this helps!
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Oh okay. That's simple enough. Thanks a bunch!
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I believe you will have to squeeze more than a few times. I find that the first few squeezes do little but break up the mass in the sponge. Subsequent squeezes will remove far more crud than the first few. I clean them quite vigorously until nothing more comes out of them. The nitrifying bacteria are basically glued to the sponge and don't come off that easily.
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