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post #1 of 4 Old 01-24-2012, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning my sponge filter

Hagen Aquarium or Bowl Sponge Filter and Carbon Inserts Unit

Above is the filter I have in my 10. It does a great job removing debris, but I always make a mess while cleaning it. When i pull it out of the water, all the water still in it pours back into the tank, along with all the debris.I have tried having a cup near buy and moving the filter quickly over the cup but i don't have enough hands. Any tricks of the trade? Ill also but another sponge if someone does not have this issue.
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-24-2012, 10:59 PM
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You might want to look into looking locally for one of these. They are extremely easily to clean and work very well.

Tetra Whisper 10I Internal Filter : Internal Filters

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #3 of 4 Old 01-24-2012, 11:44 PM
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put cup bowl in tank and take the whole filter out in that should catch most the crud coming off of it, other wise hit it with the gravel vac when you are cleaning you tank to get most of the lose stuff off first.
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post #4 of 4 Old 01-31-2012, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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put cup bowl in tank and take the whole filter out in that should catch most the crud coming off of it, other wise hit it with the gravel vac when you are cleaning you tank to get most of the lose stuff off first.
I kept the cup in the water and this seemed to do the trick, not perfect but it works, I gravel vac after. Thanks
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