- - W/C And Filter Change.
|MrBishop ||01-05-2010 02:22 PM |
W/C And Filter Change.
When i do my weekly w/c, is it reccomended to change the mesh in the filter also?
It seems to become really dirty really quickly. is this normal?
|Angel079 ||01-05-2010 04:22 PM |
NO! If your filter is clogged, rinse it a lil in tank water that you just vacuumed outta your tank.
Replacing it and/ or using tap water for cleaning will kill off your bacteria, you do not want that.
The only time it should be replaced if its falling apart in pieces on you :-)
|LisaC144 ||01-05-2010 04:52 PM |
|MrBishop ||01-05-2010 09:44 PM |
no i mean the mesh in the top of my filter... not the filyer itself
|Tyyrlym ||01-06-2010 02:27 PM |
Maybe a bit more info about your filter and this mesh would be in order so we're all on the same page.
|JouteiMike ||01-06-2010 03:21 PM |
Do you mean the mesh bag that holds the filter media? Those shouldn't need to be replaced for a long time, or just a simple rinsing to clean them.
|MrBishop ||01-13-2010 01:15 PM |
|rsn48 ||01-14-2010 11:08 AM |
If its a larger sponge type mesh with larger holes, its a pre-filter but it will still have a biological effect in your filtering as others have pointed out.
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