02-02-2009, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by ghreed
The easiest answer to your dilemma is to stop changing filter cartridges right now. A filter cartridge only really needs to be changed when it falls apart. Until then, try cleaning it by rinsing in old tank water. The only people that actually think it is a good idea to change filter media frequently are the people who sell the stuff.
This is probably the route I'm going to take. This keeps the good microbes in place, and lowers my filter replacement costs.
Everyone else who responded, Thanks! When I upgrade filtration systems, I'll likely try one of the MarineLand products and a sponge filter.