Filter Cartridges

Discussion in 'Polls' started by EmpPleco, Feb 23, 2006.


How often do you change your filter cartridges?

  1. Every 2 weeks

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  2. Monthly

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  3. Every Month and a half

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  4. Every 2 months

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  5. Never

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  6. Other...

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  1. EmpPlecoWell Known MemberMember

    Just Curious

  2. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember


  3. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    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.

  4. EmpPlecoWell Known MemberMember

    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 ;)

  5. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Thats fine when it wears out/water won't flow after rinsing you can replace it.
  6. EmpPlecoWell Known MemberMember

    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 :)
  7. JasonWell Known MemberMember

    I haven't changed mine yet and I ve had them (1st tank) for about 1yr
  8. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    I just rinse them when they get dirty, haven't changed yet
  9. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    i rinse mine now every week since angels are large waste producers
  10. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    sigh...angels are so cool...but my tank isn't big enough
  11. Joe GValued MemberMember

    I herd you should only change your filter when it becomes clogged. As i contails allot of good bacteria.
  12. BoxermomValued MemberMember

    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.
  13. dano569Valued MemberMember

    i rinse mine in tank water every week and change them probably every month and a half to 3 months.

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