When they wear out I rinse mine in used tank water over and over until they wear out. I only have two tanks I use anykind of filter cartridge with, the rest I use sponges in the filters and you don't throw them away for years. Carol
Butterfly, That is what I was figuring i should do, because my filter cartridge is still working good, but is 2 1/2 months old.. I was just gonna rinse it in the old tank water when I did my water change tonight and put it right back it Thanks!
Thats fine when it wears out/water won't flow after rinsing you can replace it. Carol
Thanks Butterfly!! I don't want to corrupt my good water quality, lol It's been at 0/0/5 for more than a month
I haven't changed mine yet and I ve had them (1st tank) for about 1yr
I just rinse them when they get dirty, haven't changed yet
i rinse mine now every week since angels are large waste producers
sigh...angels are so cool...but my tank isn't big enough
I herd you should only change your filter when it becomes clogged. As i contails allot of good bacteria.
I never change my filters, but I don't use filter cartriges - just filter floss and sponges (and Purigen in a couple of tanks). They get a rinse-out in old tank water during my weekly water changes and that's it.
i rinse mine in tank water every week and change them probably every month and a half to 3 months.