01-27-2009, 02:28 PM
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How Often to Clean Canister Filter?
I was wondering how often I should clean out my canister filter. I have an Otto Canister Filter on my 125 gallon tank. (I bought it because it have awesome reviews, and it really is a fantastic filter) I would say that it would be considered "heavily stocked" tank. I usually clean it every 2-3 months. I will throw out the old filter fibers and replace it, rinse out the sponge in the 2nd tray, and i leave the bio media in the bottom alone. I don't even know if I am even cleaning it properly. Any Suggestions?
Also, I have an Ehiem Canister that is not currently in use right now. I was thinking of setting it up on my 125 as an additional filter, is this a good idea or just a waste?