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Old 09-09-2012, 06:06 PM   #11
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How often do you clean your canister filter? I understand they can cause high nitrate levels if not kept clean.

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I have a canister and I rinse everything out every week and rotate changing out chemipure, foam, polishing pads so that I'm not changing it all at once and lose all my BB. My water is very clean and clear and nitrates are never above 20 using the API test (which I understand that number gets divided by 4.4 to get actual nitrate- so that puts mine under 5). I should also say that I also have a Aqua C remora S skimmer, and I'm sure that helps a lot too!!

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