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post #1 of 2 Old 10-09-2010, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
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Question Cleaning filter media question

Why cant i clean filter sleeve with tap water if i ring the water out after?
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post #2 of 2 Old 10-09-2010, 02:10 AM
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It probably won't destroy your tank, it's just not a good idea. The chlorine will kill any of the good bacteria built up in the filter, and some of that will potentially get into your tank. I wouldn't expect it to be enough to do any real damage, but I try to give my bacteria all the help I can.
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