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Old 05-13-2012, 11:27 AM   #21
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Is it just a white padding? I put that over the top of my chemi pure elite (charcoal) should I be putting it elsewhere? I have not een much of a difference since using in the water, but it does catch a bunch of junk on it.
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:40 AM   #22
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Yes rinse them with tank water that you changed out so do it all at once do a water change and wash the pads and bio clay I'm assuming you have in there as well a quick rinse
I would not wash off the hollow tubes thats just holding all the bacteria that has grown on them . All I would do is rinse the pads never the media. This would cause mini cycles this is probably the reason your fish died . I clean the pads in my ehime 2217 every 6 months . I have a 75 gallon running on it for 3 yrs no issue .
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I agree with not rinsing the biomedia, and filter floss is just pillow stuffing.
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:03 PM   #24
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I would not wash off the hollow tubes thats just holding all the bacteria that has grown on them . All I would do is rinse the pads never the media. This would cause mini cycles this is probably the reason your fish died . I clean the pads in my ehime 2217 every 6 months . I have a 75 gallon running on it for 3 yrs no issue .
I have never cleaned the filter since I set it up. Do you run a protein skimmer or sump? Do you do the live rock rubble?
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:33 PM   #25
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I have never cleaned the filter since I set it up. Do you run a protein skimmer or sump? Do you do the live rock rubble?
I do run a protein skimmer and I have 70 lbs of lr with 2" sAndbed.
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