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    That makes sense because I looked at the package to see where I saw the 2week filter change. It was the filter package and the filter is designed to collect the BB in the Bio wheel portion of the filter which should never be changed according to the maker marineland.

    I am going to reuse filters anyway to save money. And I will start using tank water to rinse it.
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    for the fun game! - SeaLady Thank you very very much!! - Compass Love the games. Thank you :) - rebecca_finny TGIF! - showmebutterfly Thanks for your help & points. - metweezer 
    Nice to see you around again. enjoy the pie - fishmommie Thanks! :) I try! - Compass Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Thanks so much for everything. - metweezer Thanks for the rep friend :) - Compass 

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    You can cut the cartridge with the carbon in it, dump out the carbon, and replace it with filter foam, like in this picture.

    AquaClear-50-Filter-Foam-Insert-A613.jpg

    That will last a lot longer than the carbon and provide much better mechanical and bio filtration. When the bag starts to disintegrate you can move the foam into a new cartridge without losing too much bacteria.
    If it's called tourist season why can't I shoot them?
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    good info. What about plant particles slowing down my filtration ie leaves? I was thinking of using a mesh or nylon over my filter so it doesnt suck leaves into the filters housing.
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    for the fun game! - SeaLady Thank you very very much!! - Compass Love the games. Thank you :) - rebecca_finny TGIF! - showmebutterfly Thanks for your help & points. - metweezer 
    Nice to see you around again. enjoy the pie - fishmommie Thanks! :) I try! - Compass Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Thanks so much for everything. - metweezer Thanks for the rep friend :) - Compass 

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    That is when you use the bucket of tank water to rinse off the media and put the media back into the filter.
    If it's called tourist season why can't I shoot them?
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    A moderator on a fish forum should be able to identify an oscar... Don't you think?


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    I think the leaves are trapping up my motor propeller thing and not making it to the carbon filter my water flow gets restricted. when the carbon filter needs rinsed I can tell because water starts spilling into the tank from the filters overflow shoot. When the propeller is blocked it just doesnt intake as much water and my biowheel doesn't spin because clean water output is too slow.
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    for the fun game! - SeaLady Thank you very very much!! - Compass Love the games. Thank you :) - rebecca_finny TGIF! - showmebutterfly Thanks for your help & points. - metweezer 
    Nice to see you around again. enjoy the pie - fishmommie Thanks! :) I try! - Compass Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Thanks so much for everything. - metweezer Thanks for the rep friend :) - Compass 

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    Then you need to clean the impeller and the area it sits in. Depending on how often your filter needs it, take the impeller out of its housing and clean it off then clean out the housing itself, put the impeller back and reassemble the filter. If the impeller is getting very gunky you might want to consider a pre-filter on the intake. They look something like this, but you could probably make your own for cheaper.

    maxi_jet_prefilter.jpg
    If it's called tourist season why can't I shoot them?
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    A moderator on a fish forum should be able to identify an oscar... Don't you think?


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    I think that is what I need. Thank you Honey Badger.
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