First Time Filter Maintenance
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » First Time Filter Maintenance

First Time Filter Maintenance

This is a discussion on First Time Filter Maintenance within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> hey guys- i set up a 55 gallon tank nearly a month ago. things are going well, but my question is when should i ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Panda Corydoras
Panda Corydoras
Hillstream Loach
Hillstream Loach
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
First Time Filter Maintenance
Old 02-24-2008, 06:25 PM   #1
 
eelz212's Avatar
 
First Time Filter Maintenance

hey guys-

i set up a 55 gallon tank nearly a month ago.

things are going well, but my question is when should i do some work on the filter? it's an aquaclear with three types of media in it, foam/carbon/biomax. when and which should i switch out first?

also when's it okay to do my first gravel siphon?

thanks
eelz212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2008, 06:47 PM   #2
 
Jasey's Avatar
 
I use an AquaClear 20, and on the box of media, it says to change the carbon every 1 month, sponge every 2 months, and biomax every 3 months. Though I stagger mine a few weeks apart so that every 3 months I'm not changing everything at once. I change carbon once a month in the middle of the month, the sponge at the end of every 2 months, biomax at the beginning of every 3 months.
Jasey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Filter maintenance questions tanker Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 4 03-19-2010 04:25 AM
Filter maintenance stephanieleah Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 4 12-06-2009 10:03 PM
Filter maintenance help? fishmomma Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 14 11-17-2009 02:09 PM
Filter maintenance eelz212 Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 5 01-02-2008 01:24 AM
sponge filter maintenance Sadie Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 4 02-25-2007 07:36 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:49 PM.