My filter making mess during wc!

loricariidae

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I have this internal filter in my 50 gallon tank and when I take out filter for cleaning, filter dropping all the poops, remain foods, everything. What should I do?

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I would have a bucket or pitcher that I use just for this purpose and lift it into there so anything that comes out is captured rather than re-entering your tank.
 

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I will have to try that. 2 of my ten gal tanks have 400 cascade internal filters by Penn Plax. I really like them and the way they filter but I also have the same problem. Alison
 

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You could also try placing a fish net under it during removal.
 

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I really have nothing to add to solve your problem and I know this isn't the advice you're looking for. But I can't imagine your water having very good parameters if the poop and uneaten food falls out of the filter easily which means the water can still touch it....

Maybe look into an HOB? Again, don't take my advice if you don't want to and I in no way intend to hijack the OP's thread but I just wanted to give my two cents.
 

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