Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-23-2014, 09:51 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Florida
Posts: 124
Sun sun canister filter

I noticed last Saturday that my filter was not flowing really well. I have a 75 gal tank heavily planted. So my husband took the tubes off the filter and outside I went with it. When I opened it there are 4 baskets. The last 2 ones have the white mesh/filter pad. They were so filled with what I would call filter poop that they would not drain. So I removed those an added 2 new one( the old ones practically fell apart in my hands) I did squeeze them repeatedly in the canister as I did NOT drain any of the old water out. Attached the filter back to the tank and WOW the flow is back to normal. I'm a happy camper again.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
orangepunkins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2014, 10:40 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mattyfelts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,111
Quote:
Originally Posted by orangepunkins View Post
I noticed last Saturday that my filter was not flowing really well. I have a 75 gal tank heavily planted. So my husband took the tubes off the filter and outside I went with it. When I opened it there are 4 baskets. The last 2 ones have the white mesh/filter pad. They were so filled with what I would call filter poop that they would not drain. So I removed those an added 2 new one( the old ones practically fell apart in my hands) I did squeeze them repeatedly in the canister as I did NOT drain any of the old water out. Attached the filter back to the tank and WOW the flow is back to normal. I'm a happy camper again.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
you should change your filter floss weekly.
__________________

__________________
60G Freshwater || 10G Reef
Instagram: MATTYFELTS
Mattyfelts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2014, 03:01 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dalto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,104
Yeah, you need to rinse those fairly regularly. Eventually they will fall apart but you should be able to reuse the fine pads for at least a couple of months.
__________________
dalto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2014, 03:57 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mattyfelts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,111
Quote:
Originally Posted by dalto View Post
Yeah, you need to rinse those fairly regularly. Eventually they will fall apart but you should be able to reuse the fine pads for at least a couple of months.
honestly though, you can get large polyfiber roles (stuffing i beleive) for dirt cheap at walmart and could replace it weekly if you wanted. It would probably be the best tbh.
__________________
60G Freshwater || 10G Reef
Instagram: MATTYFELTS
Mattyfelts is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
canister, canister filter, filter

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Penn Plax Cascade Canister or Fluval 06 External Canister Filter blueramboy87 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 1 01-28-2013 03:32 AM
Zoo med coral sun/ocean sun light bulbs mbsifers21 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 2 10-25-2011 09:56 PM
Filter Floss in an Eheim 2026 Canister Filter hforney General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 6 02-27-2005 01:28 AM
Via Aqua Canister vs Fluval Canister Filter? TygGer General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 15 09-19-2004 01:09 AM
live rock filter or canister filter? bschnuck Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 3 06-17-2004 03:48 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.