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ClownLoachLover 05-06-2010 11:37 PM

Can someone dumb down wet/dry filter maintenance for me?
 
About 3 months ago I upgraded from a glass 75g w/ a canister filter to a 150g acrylic tank with a built in wet/dry filter. I have NO CLUE what I'm doing with this filter. I don't know how/when to clean it, where to put the filter media, how full the tank should be, etc. :|

It's safe to say I'm CLUELESS when it comes to this thing. I've looked online to try to find a basic guide to these things and have been unsuccessful thus far.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!!!!!!

Thank you in advance ;-)

Austin 05-08-2010 09:16 PM

I've never heard of a wet/dry filter. What does it do? o_O

Mister Sparkle 05-08-2010 09:37 PM

It's the PRE-filter that you need to be worried about, primarily. Whatever media you are using for that needs to be changed/cleaned periodically.

iamntbatman 05-10-2010 05:09 AM

Yep. The bio-media in the filter itself usually doesn't need much attention at all. If it does get gunked up to the point where there's a serious reduction in water-flow, you can gently rinse it in old tank water.


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