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Old 01-23-2013, 11:43 AM   #1
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Canister Filter Cleaning

my tank has been running for about a month now, has clean up crew and two fish (Chromes) How often should I be cleaning the filter?
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:56 AM   #2
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:57 AM   #3
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I don't have one but I have heard of people doing it once a week. I would say minimum of every two weeks. They can become nitrate factory's pretty quickly.
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+1 for weekly.

I clean my filter every saturday when doing my PWC. works pretty well for me.
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so what do i clean it with, the old water from the tank or just rinse it from tap water from our Well (Well Water not city)
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:03 PM   #6
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I guess you could use the old water, I don't see why that would be a bad idea. I just use RO water to rinse out the cannister and I give the filter media and filter pads a quick rinse as well.
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