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Old 04-15-2013, 07:13 AM   #1
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Cleaning filter

Hey guys how do I clean my filter like what should I do? Here is what is in my tank
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:51 AM   #2
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Only carbon gets replaced. Everything else rinsed out IN tank water. Just swish around. Once month.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:02 AM   #3
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So do I siphon some tank water an rinse it out?
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:04 AM   #4
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I rinse/squeeze sponges in Old tank water weekly, I got rid of the ceramic rings an have chemipure instead of regular charcoal and change the chemipure every 2-3 months. The chemipure also gets rinsed very well every week in old tank water. I also run purigen and phosguard. The purigen can be recharged and reused per directions when it turns a brown color.
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What's purigen? And what does it do?
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I got seacheam stability from what I read its sorta the same thing
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What's purigen? And what does it do?

Purigen is better than Carbon. Removes "gunk" in water column. Solids. I use it too
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I got seacheam stability from what I read its sorta the same thing

Stability is beneficial bacteria. You don't need it unless cycling. You can add alittle at each WC
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My LFS gave it to me to use because my nitrites came up and do you just add it to the filtration set up?
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My LFS gave it to me to use because my nitrites came up and do you just add it to the filtration set up?
Purigen ? Yes . Just put the bag in there
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