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Old 06-16-2017, 12:12 PM   #1
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Filter Advice Needed

I have a whisper 2.0 filter that hangs on the back. I'm starting to think that the directions on the filter to change the "disposable filter" once a month was my tanks downfall. Do I really need to change the filter or just leave it be?
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Old 06-16-2017, 03:46 PM   #2
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Don't throw away filter media unless it is falling apart, and even then don't throw it out without having some other established filter media still in the filter. If it gets clogged, rinse it in some old tank water.
This is because a lot of beneficial bacteria live in your filter, and you need those to keep the nitrogen cycle going in your tank.
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I have had the same media in one of my filters for over 4 years and its still in great condition! I just rinse them in a bucket of old tank water and they are good to go!
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I dont think you need to replace it every 4 weeks You can wash it using tank water when you see that there is lot of accumulation and the water is not passing through it.
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