I have a new aquaclear hob
. I have several questions about the maintenance of the filter.
1) I've heard not to replace the filter until it wears out, but do I rinse the filter out in saltwTer when I do a water change?
It would seem this would dispose of beneficial bacteria.
2) if so, how often should I clean the filter?
3) do I also rinse the carbon filter and bio balls? ( don't know if that's proper term)
4) do I ever take out the actual (plastic) filter and clean it, or just the medium inside it?