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Old 04-16-2008, 01:05 PM   #1
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bio Wheel Replacement

how often does someone normally REPLACE the actualy bio-WHEEL. the things that spins...
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:13 PM   #2
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I ran one for quite a while years ago when they first came out and were actually very popular. If it were me, I'd replace the whole thing, but that's just me. I had to do periodic maintenance to keep the thing spinning but never really replaced it.
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:49 PM   #3
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When it won't spin any more. Those things last a long time. Not great for a reef tank but fine for FO. I keep the wheel in the sump of my main. Then if I need it for QT I can set it up immediately. Instant cycle in the QT tank.
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They claim that the older they are, the more efficient they are. So, don't replace it until it doesn't work anymore.
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Don't clean it off either.
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:40 PM   #6
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deng..really? mine looks rusty..so i took it out....ok. thanks
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:54 PM   #7
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Since the bacteria is dead you can gently scrub it with a NEW toothbrush or similar small brush. Otherwise replace it since it's off and the bacteria is dead.
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I've made no secret to the fact that I'm not a fan of power filters on SW tanks but I agree with Cmor, when it doesn't spin anymore it is probably time to replace it.
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