How to Clean Sea Monkey Water

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Some algae in the water is good for your Sea-Monkeys. It actually offers food and produces oxygen to help keep the tank alive. If you overfeed your Sea-Monkeys and the tank becomes smelly and dirty, knowing how to clean Sea-Monkey water may be necessary to save your brine shrimp pets.

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Things you need

  • Clean glass jar
  • Small spoon
  • Paper coffee filters
  • Filter holder from old coffee maker or reusable filter
  • Two clean containers
  • Paper towels
  • Long wooden spoon or chopstick
  • Cotton swabs
  • Purified/distilled water

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  1. 1

    Pour some of the water from the tank into a clean glass jar. Carefully use a small spoon to transfer the Sea-Monkeys from the dirty tank to the jar.

  2. 2

    Pour the dirty tank water through the coffee filter into another clean container. Repeat the process until the water looks clean and does not smell bad. Using two containers makes the process easier and quicker.

  3. 3

    Clean the empty tank with a paper towel on the end of a wooden spoon or chopstick. Use a cotton swab to get into the bottom corners.

  4. 4

    Rinse the tank with distilled or purified water. Pour the cleaned Sea-Monkey water back into the tank and carefully reintroduce the Sea-Monkeys from the jar.

  5. 5

    Add more purified or distilled water if necessary to fill the tank. Feed the Sea-Monkeys and aerate the tank twice on cleaning day, then wait at least three days before feeding them again.

Tips and warnings

  • Boiled tap water that has cooled may be used if purified or distilled water is not available.
  • Cleaning Sea-Monkey water should only be done as a last resort to save the tank, as both eggs and babies may be lost in the process.

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