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exprey79 09-15-2013 04:16 PM

how do i clean my JBL 901 external filter
 
hi all i am new to worm water fish keeping i was keeping cold water fish for the last 2 years .but have just moved over to worm water fish and it seems to be going great so fare .i have a jewul rio 125 ltr tank with a new JBL e 901 external filter. my q is how to i clean it out i can not find any videos on how to clean it the rigth way .the only one i found was one that told me how to clean the two side sponges .can someone please tell me how to clean the hole filter step by step8-)

jaysee 09-15-2013 04:30 PM

Welcome to the forum

This is how I clean my canisters. I take off the top and place that on a bucket lid so that it collects any water that drips down. I take the filter body to the sink, and I have a small bucket with me. As I take each media basket out, I clean it in the sink and then place it in the bucket. After removing and cleaning the last media basket, I rinse out the filter body. Then I put everything back in. Now, I prefer to use a water pitcher and manually fill up the filter. Then I put the filter head back on, clamp it down (over a bucket lid to catch overflow), put it back in place, reattach the hoses and I'm done.

exprey79 09-15-2013 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaysee (Post 3018073)
Welcome to the forum

This is how I clean my canisters. I take off the top and place that on a bucket lid so that it collects any water that drips down. I take the filter body to the sink, and I have a small bucket with me. As I take each media basket out, I clean it in the sink and then place it in the bucket. After removing and cleaning the last media basket, I rinse out the filter body. Then I put everything back in. Now, I prefer to use a water pitcher and manually fill up the filter. Then I put the filter head back on, clamp it down (over a bucket lid to catch overflow), put it back in place, reattach the hoses and I'm done.

hi and thanks for the replay.one more Q i was always told its better to use your tank water rather then tap water.as this is the first time i have used a exteral filter so its all a bit new to me

jaysee 09-15-2013 04:56 PM

If your tank is new then you should not use tap water. However, its not a problem with a mature tank.


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