Zoo Med 501 Mechanical Filter Sponge Filter MediaMechanical Filter Sponge for Zoo Med's 501 External Filter. Zoo Med's Mechanical Filter Sponge is the first line of defense in removing dirt and floating debris from your terrarium or aquarium. Although filters are used to keep your water clean and safe, Zoo Med also recommends weekly water changes of at lest 20%. When adding tap water (after a water change) make sure you ad Zoo Med's Reptisafe to remove chorine and chloramines.
Instructions: Remove top of your 501 filter and simply replace your old sponge with this new one. Cleaning: Rinse filter sponge weekly or as needed. If your water flow (on your outtake spray bar) decreases substantially, then it is time to clean the filter sponge. Replace the filter sponge if you notice wear and tear. Made in Italy.