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Trofishlore 12-25-2011 08:54 PM

Sand messing up your filter?
 
Had a question for everyone.
Do you think sand can mess up your filter?
Does it only happen to certain kinds of filters or could it happen to any kind?
Thanks for reading! Hope to see all your replies.

George9617 12-25-2011 09:00 PM

clean the sand and dont turn on your filter til after you put it in .the only risk would be grain in the filter and sand doesnt float so just wait til its all settled.do you know how to properly clean your sand?

DKRST 12-25-2011 09:05 PM

Need more info what type of filter?
In any event, if you get sand into an impeller, it will certainly not be good for the mechanism.

Nubster 12-26-2011 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trofishlore (Post 930020)
Had a question for everyone.
Do you think sand can mess up your filter? Yes, it can. It will ruin a filter pretty quickly if it gets in where it shouldn't be
Does it only happen to certain kinds of filters or could it happen to any kind? I'd say any type of filter that uses an impeller or moving parts that could come in contact with the sand. Something like a sponge filter driven by an airpump would be safe.
Thanks for reading! Hope to see all your replies.

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