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Old 07-16-2004, 08:35 PM   #1
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When to change filter?

I am using a Whisper 20 HOB filter for my tank and am wondering when exactly to change it. I have heard some people say "after 6 weeks", but others tell me to change it when the water starts to overflow the filter, so to speak.

Any advice or help would be welcome.

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Old 07-16-2004, 09:29 PM   #2
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When the flow is reduced due to too much gunk on the filter, then rinse it out thoroughly in some spent tank water, and replace it. This way you save $$ on filters and keep your precious bacteria as well. I like to do this on HOB filters about every 2 weeks. When the floss covering is hopelessly shredded then you can put in a new one.

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