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Old 07-22-2016, 03:13 PM   #1
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How often to clean out sponge filter?

So in my Betta tank, I run a sponge filter that is powered by an pump. I have been running the filter for over a month now in in the tank. But I am unsure how often I should clean it out?


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I would say anything between 1 to 4 weeks is the average some may go longer but I think it depends really on how quick it gets dirty.

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With one Betta it's not gonna get dirty for a long time, nobody can say 100% but if you at least check it once a week, and clean it if it needs it?

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I wouldn't touch it as long as the pump's moving water at an acceptable rate.
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