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Jpet 09-16-2007 09:52 AM

Filter Change
 
So what is the consensus with changing filters, Replace the filter pad or just rinse it off? What say you?

MegK 09-16-2007 10:08 AM

i get my pads in big packs so they last me a couple months. but.. i usually put a new one in

Falina 09-16-2007 10:34 AM

I change one pad at a time. One week I'll rinse it, the next week I'll rinse the other one, the next week I'll change the first one, the next week I'll change the second one, then I'll rinse the first one etc.

Although admittedly sometimes I get confused and do something different, but that's the idea anyway...

xingumike 09-16-2007 01:31 PM

absloutely no reason to change the pad (unless its falling apart or carbon) other than to make the company more money imo

Amphitrite 09-16-2007 01:37 PM

Agreed. I haven't changed mine in over a year. What I do is rinse occasionally in dirty tank water.

mgamer20o0 09-16-2007 02:22 PM

i agree with xingumike.


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