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Old 11-01-2004, 06:27 PM   #1
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Filter Floss Question

One of my bigalsonline orders came in and with it came my 10sq ft of filter floss. Now just to make sure, I just cut out the size I need and place it in the filter right? No need to pre-soak it in dechlorinated water?
When do I change it? When it becomes close to filthy?


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Old 11-01-2004, 06:41 PM   #2
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Yep, just cut a piece and drop it in.
Filter floss can get clogged up rather fast so keep an eye on it.
It seems to sometimes break down and little bits were floating in my tank.
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Old 11-01-2004, 08:55 PM   #3
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I'd change it once a week - many go longer but you'll see how it looks after 7 days and decide.
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Half the floss in my Eclipse filter gets well rinsed and half replaced every week.
if it is going on a filter cartridge cut the old media out of the plastic frame. Hold the new floss on with either bubber bands or put the filter in a net bag.

If it is going in a canister just place it in a basket after any foam and before carbon or bio media.
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