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Old 10-01-2009, 07:53 PM   #1
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Reusing cansiter filter foam

I recently bought a used Rena XP3 canister filer off ebay for $55 . It was used on a salt water tank for half a year they said. My question is, can I clean the two sets of coarse filter foam and reuse them on my fresh water tank? If so, what is the best way? I was going to buy new pads but they are kinda expensive at my LFS. Thanks in advance!

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Old 10-01-2009, 11:19 PM   #2
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You got a GOOD deal.
Good for you.
There should be a visible difference between the two sets, one should be courser than the other.
The course one goes in the bottom basket.

You certainly can wash them out real well and re-use them.
After I rinse them out, every couple of months, I through mine in the washing machine with my socks etc. and then rinse them out throughly in good hot water and Prime.
In my Rena I also use a layer of finer sponge. The ones you get at the grocery store 8 to a pac, all different colours. They work very well and they're cheap enough to throw away after a few months.

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Old 10-02-2009, 05:29 AM   #3
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lot cheaper online. you can clean them really well and use them.
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