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Old 05-15-2011, 08:40 PM   #1
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How do you clean a used filter?

What's the best way to clean a used filter, media and sponges that came with it? Thanks
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Give them a good scrub in hot water. If you are unsure of the source then get new sponges and pads.
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Any solution to clean it?
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If you are unsure of the source then get new sponges and pads
Definately agree with this.

Most people use vinegar and water to clean a used filter.

If it looks really nasty, you can soak in bleach before scrubbing, then soak for 8 hours in a concentrated solution of water and prime, or whatever dechlorinater you usually use.

What kind are you talking about, btw? Got a good deal somewhere?
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Definately agree with this.

Most people use vinegar and water to clean a used filter.

If it looks really nasty, you can soak in bleach before scrubbing, then soak for 8 hours in a concentrated solution of water and prime, or whatever dechlorinater you usually use.

What kind are you talking about, btw? Got a good deal somewhere?
It's not a bad deal. I got a fluval 304 for $40. I want to increase water flow in the tank. Instead of just getting a powerhead why not get another filter. Right?

What's the ratio on vinegar and water? Also on bleach and water? Thanks.
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Use as much vinegar as you want, rinse very well. Do a 20 to 1 bleach mix, rinse very well and let air dry.
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Got it! Thank you both
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Instead of just getting a powerhead why not get another filter. Right?
High five to that.
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