How Often Do You Change Your Filter Floss?

FISH KEEPE21
  • #1
How often do you change filter floss and use another one and is there any modes I can make to my bio wheel 100 filiter
 
TexasDomer
  • #2
Do you mean modifications?

I don't like the Biowheel filters because the biowheel isn't very efficient.

If the filter floss isn't your main source of biological filtration, you can change it whenever you want. I have ceramic rings in my filters where bacteria grow, so I can change the filter floss whenever it's dirty.
 
FISH KEEPE21
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
Ok I was my floss ever day and then put it back in the filiter
 
75g Discus Tank
  • #4
Ok I was my floss ever day and then put it back in the filiter
Do you wash in tap water or in tank water?

Also, I would only wash it about 1x a month to not disturb any bacteria.
 
FISH KEEPE21
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
Fish tank water
 
ASHLEY R COOK
  • #6
Do you mean modifications?

I don't like the Biowheel filters because the biowheel isn't very efficient.

If the filter floss isn't your main source of biological filtration, you can change it whenever you want. I have ceramic rings in my filters where bacteria grow, so I can change the filter floss whenever it's dirty.
This doesn't cause a minI cycle? Sorry I'm new and I thought you had to change a little at a time. I have sponge, then filter floss, then media.
 
TexasDomer
  • #7
No, because I change it regularly and I never change the biomedia. By changing the mechanical media regularly, you encourage bacteria to grow on the biological media. No issues with minI cycles.

If you're rinsing in old tank water, you can rinse it whenever you want. I used to rinse my HOBs' medias more than once a month, with no issues with minI cycles (meaning it doesn't significantly disturb the bacteria).
 
FISH KEEPE21
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
How do I keep my water clear if I'm over stoked
 
TexasDomer
  • #9
How do I keep my water clear if I'm over stoked

Don't overstock - it'll continually cause problems. We can help you stock appropriately, if you're interested.
 
FISH KEEPE21
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
I can't buy a new tank my wife won't let me so what do I do
 
TexasDomer
  • #11
You can rehome some fish, or return them to the store.

If you'll list your tank size and complete stocking, we can make recommendations.
 
Michael.j.gomez
  • #12
Hello, if you can't rehome some of your stock you could get a bigger filter or second one & a couple of waterchanges a wk. Hope this helps!
 
TexasDomer
  • #13
Filters and water changes won't help aggression, lack of physical space, and stress.
 
Swampgorilla
  • #14
I always throw away filter floss every time I clean the filter. If you have enough biological media in the filter and enough filtration it's not a problem.

As far as overstocking - can't offer any advice since we don't know the size of the tank or what the stock is or wha (if any) other filters you have.
 
Michael.j.gomez
  • #15
Hello again, Texas is correct & what I suggested was just a temporary fix for a bad situation! All things considered overstocking will lead to disease & loss of stock. Rehoming or upgrading is only option before things go sideways! Hope this helps.
 
mitchellh97
  • #16
1-2 weeks and I’ll put two layers of it in. I throw out the old stuff.
 
FISH KEEPE21
  • Thread Starter
  • #17
Is a 20 gallon tank to big for two filters
 
barandemir09
  • #18
Is a 20 gallon tank to big for two filters

As long as there isn’t too much flow, all should be good. Having two filters is actually better than one because if one breaks down the other can manage for a couple of days till you buy another
 

Similar Aquarium Threads

Replies
16
Views
4K
e_watson09
  • Locked
  • Question
Replies
7
Views
616
BettasAreSuperior
  • Locked
  • Question
Replies
8
Views
487
Islandvic
  • Locked
  • Question
Replies
8
Views
956
Flyfisha
  • Locked
Replies
9
Views
905
1billybob
Top Bottom