Aqua Tech Power Filter

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by sgh360, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. sgh360Valued MemberMember

    Hi i have an Aqua Tech 5-15 filter and i was just wondering if replacing the Filter Box would remove any good bacteria that's benefial to my tank? the instruction says to replace it every 2 to 4 weeks. or just should i rinse it every week? when should i rinse my bio fiber?
  2. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

    Are you talking about the cartridge? You're suppposed to replace the carbon every few weeks because it expires. I used to cut a slit in it and dump the carbon then just rinse it in used tank water when it got gunky. Replace it when it's falling apart. I've since stopped using the cartridges and use filter floss or extra sponges. They last a long time.
    Every now and then I'll run carbon for a couple of weeks.
    Rinse the bio-fiber in used tank water when it gets gunky too, but not the same weeks as the cartridge.
  3. OP

    sgh360Valued MemberMember

    :)thx for the help. :)

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