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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 12:54 AM
Crispino L Ramos
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Originally Posted by U2Kent View Post
What do you think, any advice on how frequently I should be cleaning the media? I'm assuming I'd just do a partial water change and save the water in a bucket to rinse the media bags out in, then refill w/ tank water and get it started up again? Sorry if this is a dumb question, this is my first cannister filter and I've never had to clean it yet.
I clean my external canister filter like you do once every two to three months. When I don't clean my filters that often, algae tend to show up.

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