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post #1 of 3 Old 02-07-2010, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
HOB back-wash

When I clean my filter pad (I do this every one to two weeks because it gets really really dirty) I notice that when I take out the insert, a lot of waste particles flow out into my tank from the filter outflow. I have a HOB that I leave running during my wc and filter cleaning. Has anyone had this experience and what do you do to avoid it?

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post #2 of 3 Old 02-07-2010, 03:41 PM
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Mine tend to do that, too. Honestly, I don't do anything about it. Most of the particulate gets sucked right back up into the filter(s) again pretty quickly. Though, sometimes seeing all that gunk floating around makes me want to do a huge water change (even though 99% of the time I just got through doing one, heh).

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post #3 of 3 Old 02-07-2010, 06:52 PM
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happens to me sometimes....if they're big enough floating...i scoop them out with my net....but like batman said, if not....they get sucked right back up anyways....
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