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Old 04-25-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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Question After the Cycle question

HOB filter, how long should you wait to start rinsing the sponge and ceramic media during water changes?
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:53 PM   #2
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I usually take apart my filter monthly to clean out the hoses. It seems to work well for me. Just be sure to use tank water to rinse any filter media
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After my tank cycled I think I waited a month or two, then I started rinsing the media out in old tank water once a month. I tested the tank for a few days after I did this the first couple of times to makes sure there wasn't a mini-cycle from cleaning the filter (there wasn't, but it never hurts to check).
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Thanks! That's exactly what I needed to know.
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