Filter Cartridges

How often do you change your filter cartridges?

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Butterfly

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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.
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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

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That's fine when it wears out/water won't flow after rinsing you can replace it.
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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
 

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I haven't changed mine yet and I ve had them (1st tank) for about 1yr
 

Joe G

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

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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.
 

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

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