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PostSubject: What's the best way to clean a filter thats been sitting around?   Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:40 pm

Just got a Bio wheel 200 filter and was wondering how to clean it, it's been sitting around awhile and has some funky stuff in it I got all new media I just really want to clean the inside good and proper. Thanks for any help.
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PostSubject: Re: What's the best way to clean a filter thats been sitting around?   Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:40 pm

I'm still a relative n00b at this but I would suggest a clean toothbrush, cold running tap water, and some elbow grease. Is the stuff inside just "hard water" deposits?
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PostSubject: unsure about this filter type..   Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:42 pm

unsure about this fitler type...

though the trusty new tooth brush and elbow grease came in handy for a few of my cheap replacement filter media....

must be a easier way though...

some times i soak my old filter in a new salad stirring bowl.. fill with water and spin away....

gets rid of the media pretty damn quick, though make sure you do it in a bigger bowl or be prepared to get mucky...lol
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