Originally Posted by kwandrsn
Ok, do I rinse it out in tap water? On my freshwater tank I was told not to do that that it will kill the good bacteria
In freshwater tanks I never use tap water to rinse the pads but in saltwater I always use tap. The difference is saltwater tanks use live rock and sand for it's only bio media. Freshwater tanks depend on filter pads and ceramic for bio media. R
insing the pads in normal tap water kills the bacteria on it and lets the pad work only as a mechanical filter. That's what you want in a salt tank.