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I'm cleaning my second hand marine filter as I want to use it in a freshwater tank. It has all three filter types. I know I'll have to change the pads on first two stages but the ceramics in the third stage will they be ok if I clean them in boiling water or should I replace them.

The only reason I ask is that it will cost about the same to replace the whole filter as it is to replace the media.

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How are the ceramics contained? Also which of their filters did you get.
I can't say with 100% certainty how they do at boiling temperatures..
Perhaps a diluted bleach soak then followed by soaking in hot water then put it over night in a tub with a large dose of prime with the water to make sure the bleach is gone.
 

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replace them. they are extra cheap. like 10 dollars for a good amount. they should not be reused. cleaning them is difficult and pointless in my opinion. they are very porous and its close to impossible to get whats hidden inside. i could better help you find good deals on them if i knew what type of filter it is. here is what i got for my 2 canister filters. 1500G Aquarium Bio Ceramic Ring w Filter Media Bag | eBay
 
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