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Filter Question

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SeanK

Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 07:03 pm
This really didn't fit any where else but when its time to clean my filter how do i clean it ? ( I feel dumb asking this) i've heard to use water from your tank or somthing? I'm confused now.

  

joycedonley

Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 09:48 pm
I sometimes rinse the plastic parts in tap water, it's the media you want to rinse in tank water. You want to preseve the bacteria on the sponges or carbon or whatever media you have in the filter. That's why people say to rinse it in tank water so the bacteria is not affected by the chlorine in your tap.By the way if you are talking biowheel you can just leave the wheel alone period.

  

SeanK

Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 10:19 pm
I have a aqua clear filter my son bought me from who knows where but how do I rinse it in my tank ? by movig it back and forth in the water ??

  

joycedonley

Wednesday, February 20, 2002 - 06:42 am
I pull the basket out of the aquaclear, rinse the plastic parts under the faucet and rinse the media(basket plus sponges) in a small pail of tank water. You can rinse the sponges in the whole tank if you wish, but it may be tricky to swish the whole filter around and that might freak out your fish.

 

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