Help when to change Carbon from filter- Aqueon Power filter

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Hi ,

i have 10g tank with Aqueon Power filter installed, how often and when do i need to change the carbon which looks like a spunge with plastic ...i am not sure ..i have my tank for 2 months now.

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Good morning,

Activated carbon should be changed every 3 to 4 weeks. After 3 to 4 weeks it looses it effectiveness.

The above is a link to the Aqueon Filter. Check out the instructions and maintenance section.

I'm not personally familiar with these filters. Make sure you don't throw out any of the media housing your good bacteria.

If this is a cartridge then slice a hole in it and dump out the carbon but don't toss out the padding or sleeve that contains the carbon.
Be sure to rinse the carbon first before adding it.

Ken
 
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Hi,


this is what i have to replace .can i throw away the old one or should i leave it in the filter for sometime ?
 
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