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cichlidfan45 10-09-2010 01:38 AM

Cleaning filter media question
Why cant i clean filter sleeve with tap water if i ring the water out after?

dstommie 10-09-2010 02:10 AM

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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