Hang on back filter

belarskio

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I recently found out you have to wash your filter media so it sat for 6 months. I washed in a bucket of aquarium water for a few minutes but it is still very green and so is the water. How thorough does the washing need to be?
 

Ghelfaire

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As long as it's not falling apart it's fine. It'll never be 100% clean.
 
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belarskio

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Ghelfaire said:
As long as it's not falling apart it's fine. It'll never be 100% clean.
There is a small tear, will that hurt the water quality?
 

Ghelfaire

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belarskio said:
There is a small tear, will that hurt the water quality?
No it will be fine.

You can also replace the cartridge with bio balls or a ceramic ball alternative, make sure to cycle with the cartridge to avoid losing beneficial bacteria.
 
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belarskio

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A201

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A dirty filter is a healthy filter. A clogged filter is what you need to avoid.
 

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