10-21-2011, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by MetalArm3
I have had my canister filter running since the beginning of August and would like to know how you guys (the community) clean/maintain your own Eheim filters. I am currently running mine with the stock media it comes with: Fine and Course filter pad, and Substrate Pro. Do I rinse Course filter pad and Substrate Peo while replacing the fine filter pad? Also, what do you recommend putting on the O-Ring to prevent it from drying out and leaking?
About once a month I will rinse my coarse pads in siphon tank water. As for the white pads well I found then to be expensive so I use filter floss instead and change it once a month. The substrate pro I only rinse if I see a lot of debris. The rings well I haven't put anything on mine yet. Hmmm maybe I should do that also?