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How often should I clean the filter and decorations? And how do I do it safely and properly? Thanks in advance.
 

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You should wash off your filter media in the dirty tank water when you are doing water changes. As for cleaning decorations, I would leave them be unless you have something weird growing on them because they help hold good bacteria.
 

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well the decorations look okay. but the filter itself looks like it's getting grimy. Should i leave that alone too?
 

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If it is the filter itself then I would take out the media and clean the filter with some hot water and then put the media back in to keep your cycle going (If you're cycling) If you aren't I would still wash your filter with hot water and just put in a new filter pad.
 

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okay. so rinse the filter off but leave the decorations alone?
 

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Okay thanks! :-D
 

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Oh and how often should I rinse off the filter?
 

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I would clean the filter every few months or whenever it starts to look bad (which ever comes first).
 

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okay thank you
 
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