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Old 02-22-2004, 10:36 AM   #1
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filter quit

after my filter quit i took it out of the tank for several days .got it fixed now do i need to get new biowheel and filters to put back in it or can i rinse these and reuse them
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if there all dryed out i would prob replace them !! if ya cleaned them good and then let them dry imo ya could reuse them
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Old 02-22-2004, 10:44 AM   #3
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well thx steve...if i rinse them should i use tank water
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imo it doesnt matter due to the bacteria is all dead anyway so its like starting a new filter/bio wheel !! so i would use tap water clean it as good as ya can !!
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Toss the filter, but keep the bio wheels. as long as they spin they are fine.
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Old 02-22-2004, 01:03 PM   #6
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What kind of tank is this? If you have LR I would skip the bio wheel but if it's an integral part of the filtration system then you may need to use it. I would first clean it well in some plain RO water if it's been out of use for a few days. The filter media should just be replaced. I would not take chances with old media that may foul the water quality.

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