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Old 08-16-2003, 04:34 PM   #1
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changing filter media

I have above water filter that uses ceramic media on top of a poly filter. How frequently should I change the poly filter? It's currently pretty dirty after two months but I guess it's supposed to be (it's a filter after all).
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I change mine when its clogged. If water flows thru it easily, I prob wouldn't worry. But if its slowed down, I'd change.
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I usually change the filter cartridges on my FW tanks at least once a month. It depends on the size of the filter and the bioload in the tank. As Allivymar stated, when the water flow slows through the filter, it's definitely time to change it.
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