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new sponge filter with strange odor
Old 08-01-2012, 10:05 PM   #1
 
new sponge filter with strange odor

Bought a sponge filter sold on ebay, which was shipped from China. It was cheap and just wanted to try it with my bubbler. However, I noticed that the product has a strange smell - kind of plastic-like but not quite. Has anyone used these filters? Is the odor safe for fish? How will I make it go before I put it in the tank? Thanks.

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Old 08-01-2012, 11:30 PM   #2
 
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I would let it sit for a few days and see if the smell is still there, could just be from the long journey shipping it.

If the smell is still there, soak it in a vinegar solution and let it air dry completely. Rinse it several times and then see if the smell is still there.
If the smell persists then I would not use at all.
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