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PostSubject: How often do you rinse...   Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:26 am

Hey everyone, just wondering how often you rinse out your sponge filters?
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PostSubject: Re: How often do you rinse...   Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:23 pm

i use double algards. so just rinse one sponge when it starts to slow down
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PostSubject: Re: How often do you rinse...   Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:48 pm

Same as Deano. I have an external canister - leave well alone - rinse one sponge in tankwater when it slows (not very often !) and that's it.
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PostSubject: Re: How often do you rinse...   Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:40 pm

ive not touched mine filter for about a month and half.....i just keep ontop with the water changes and clean the gravel alot...well once a week...and my waters always spot on.....if your tank has cycled properly then there shouldnt be much need to go in to the filter that often...it will clean itself.....

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PostSubject: Re: How often do you rinse...   Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:37 pm

External twice a year ish
Internal Filter Sponges once a month in tank water
Sump - never just change fine floss weekly
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PostSubject: Re: How often do you rinse...   Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:10 pm

External cannister: when ever the water slows/stops coming out the spray bar.
Internal powerheads: usually with a water change and tank clean- every 1-2 weeks.
Air powered sponges: only when they stop working-- The sponge filters are one of the best sources for good bacterias
that your tank needs IMO.
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PostSubject: Re: How often do you rinse...   Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:48 am

When ever they slow down but always in tank water
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PostSubject: always 1-2 weeks..   Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:46 pm

always try to be ethical and logical...

i have two fluval filters in my 30 gallon tank so i rinse one half of one filter one week. so in a 4 week period the two filters get rinsed once in 4 weeks.

remember always rinse in water removed from tank, unlike my best friend who i spoke to last night who had been rinsing the filter once evry 3 months under the tap.... yikes.... i then had a discussion on why the methods outlined on here would be better.. Smile
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