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Old 08-29-2013, 10:20 AM   #1
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Filter Sponge Ripping?

So I have an eheim 2213 and the last layer of filtration is the "fine filter pad" which is a thin white flossy layer. It is starting to rip (its been in there for about 6 months) and I want to replace it but I have a feeling that all the crap on it is biological bacteria.

I read that the thick pads are mechanical filtration, and that thinner pads are biological filtration, so this being a thin pad, can I replace it?
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:30 AM   #2
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I would replace it but before you is there a way you can run the old and the new one next together for a few weeks to colonize the new one with your bb?
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Yeah I could probably just place a new one over the old one then remove the old one about a month later.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:47 AM   #4
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That should give it a good amount of time to colonize perfectly.
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