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Old 02-15-2012, 08:39 AM   #1
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When should u change the inside of a filter ? Like the sponges and carbon... I have the aqua clear 70... It's been running for 5 1/2 weeks now
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Tank size? Bio load??

I'm assuming your talking about the sponge/floss, right?
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:48 AM   #3
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Carbon once a month sponges just clean them every time you do water change meaning rinse them in the water u are taking out ofyour tank
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:30 PM   #4
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Be careful just rinsing out your filters and carbon. You may be killing off helpful bacteria. I always tell people when they replace filters and what not to keep the old ones in the tank for a few days that way you're not completely removing everything. I've heard of people keeping filters for a long time and then when they changed them it caused a mini-cycle
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Longs u rinse in the water u remove from the tank you should be fine
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:49 PM   #6
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It's a 55g and I have 2 clowns 1 peppermint shrimp 2 emeral crabs and 5 snails
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How much rock
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:18 PM   #8
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sorry off topic here... does your filter produce small bubbles that get into the tank. I just picked one up a few days ago and it keeps sending in the micro bubbles which just look terrible.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:10 PM   #9
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This is how much rock is in it
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I would change out the carbon maybe every 3-4 weeks and like started above, rinse your sponge in the old tank water. You have a decent amount of rock which will be able to handle the bioload of the tank.
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