Cleanin out my filter?

  1. Craig Well Known Member Member

    guys and girls i was just wonderin if i was doin sumthin wrong should i b cleanin out of filter every week or should i do it every other week????????
  2. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    I rinse my filter pads about evry two weeks but don't replace them until they tear up and then only one at a time. Have to make sure you rinse them in used tank water though.
    If you change them every week your throwing away a good amount of your beneficial bacteria.
    Hope that helps :)
  3. Craig Well Known Member Member

    yeah it did, cheers
  4. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Glad I could help ;)
  5. dano569 Member Member

    i rinse mine every week when i do my water changes and replace it like butterfly said when it tears up.