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HOW OFTEN DO YOU TYPICALLY NEED TO CLEAN A CANNISTER FILTER?

I have an Eheim 2222 Pro.on a 27 gal.

I had pest snails who have 'infiltrated' the cannister, thus, cannot elininate (even with a yoyo).

I had a HUGE bio load until I farmed out all but 10 males from my never-ending-guppy breeders.

I do a 50% W/C weekly with a total load of 38" of fish in a 27 gallon.

I now have 10 male guppies (total=10 inches?)
1 yoyo loach (3 inches?)
1 dwarf gourami (2 inches?)
3 adult platy's (7 inches?)
7 baby platy's (7 inches?)
3 Otocinclus (6 inches?)
2 panda cory (=3 inches)
 

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Its going to be very different for each person, fish load, age of tank, other filteration on the tank, and a lot of factors go into this. I personally clean the Rena XP1 on my 29 about every 2-3 months. I have a Fluval 304 and Eheim 2215 on my 55 that get it about every 3-4.

The best advice I have is when the flow is slowed on the filter its time for a change.
 

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Thanks so very much for the help!!
 
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