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Old 01-28-2007, 01:35 PM   #1
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i have a wet dry filter... how oftern should i change the filters..
also i have a skilter 400 how often should i be changing the filters for that 1
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manny09 - I typically use the garden hose to remove all the junk from the filters (don't was the bio-balls or media that houses the bacteria) once a week when I do a water change. I like to keep my tanks clean. After hosing them off I stick them in a buck with decholiranted water for about 10 mins then stick it back in the sump. I change the filters out when they look ragged and old, usually anywhere from 3 to 6 months.

Not sure what a skilter 400 is.
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I had the skilter a long time ago. That is the double pad one. I used to change mine every two weeks. Its almost like a combo filter/ skimmer. It made too much noise for me.
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Thanks melosu58, freshwater guy here so I'm not familar with that type of equipment.
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