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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-24-2005, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Question Eheim Filter Change

I HAVE A EHEIM PRO II FILTER.
I HAVE HAD IT NOW FOR ABOUT 4 MONTHS AND AM READY FOR MY FIRST FILTER CLEAN/CHANGE.
HOW DO I GO ABOUT DOING THIS?????
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-25-2005, 10:15 PM
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Hi there speakeasy, welcome to the Planted Tank!

This depends a little on what kind of filter media you use. Will you tell us?

BTW your CAPSLOCK key seems to be stuck.
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....and you posted this in the wrong section of the forum.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-26-2005, 02:49 AM
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First of all, what kind of media are you using? The type of media you use will determine what stays, and what goes. If you are using any kind of charcoal or activated carbon, now would be a good time to get rid of it since they have been known to remove nutrients from the water that plants need.

When I cleaned out my 2026, I replaced the fine white sponge, and simply cleaned and reused the coarse blue one. I have a bunch of bio rings in my baskets which I did not replace as well because that would disrupt my colony of beneficial bacteria residing in my filter.
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