DustinJWagner Posted February 13, 2022 Share Posted February 13, 2022 Hello everyone! I am wondering from your personal experience, what is the best way to ensure a sponge filter is completely sterilized post disease outbreak? My 55 gallon aquarium which housed several sponge filters being seeded for other tanks just suffered a terrible disease outbreak that took out nearly all the inhabitants. I am unsure what the disease was, as there were no outward signs of illness and the deaths occurred rapidly. My best hypothesis is a fast moving strain of internal columnaris, but I am entirely unsure. How can I ensure these sponge filters are sterilized from this disease before using them in other tanks? I’ve heard people talk about using just tap water, some using bleach, others using vinegar, and some even resorting to just tossing them away altogether to be safe. Where do you all lie on this subject? Some of these sponge filters were relatively new additions that would be very unfortunate to throw away being they are practically brand new. thanks! :) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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