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How to retain good bacteria in this filter?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:16 pm Post subject: How to retain good bacteria in this filter? Reply with quote

 I  have  a  simple  filter  like  the  one  shown  in  this  page:  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aquarium-Submersible-Sponge-Filter-200L-h-Fish-Tank-/150623208948?pt=UK_Pet_Supplies_Fish&hash=item2311d7c5f4&clk_rvr_id=245584658252&x=51&y=2
 
 I  think  its  called  a  submersible  sponge  filter  or  a  corner/  box  filter?
 
 As  I  read  thru'  various  articles,  I  read  about  good  bacteria  growing  on  the  filter  and  how  the  filter  shouldn't  be  cleaned  too  thoroughly  (so  that  we  risk  losing  all  bacteria  and  hence  resetting  the  tank  fully).
 
 But  when  I  look  at  the  filter  like  mine  which  can  easily  get  coagulated  with  food  &  fish  debris  (which  eventually  decreases  the  efficiency  of  the  filter),  how  do  I  go  about  cleaning  it,  without  upsetting  the  tank?
 
 Perhaps  the  question  is  very  basic  or  the  answer  is  'look  at  other  filter  types',  but  it'll  be  good  to  get  some  expert  answers.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:12 pm Post subject: Re: How to retain good bacteria in this filter? Reply with quote

 Its  generally  called  a  power  filter.  When  you  want  to  clean  it,  just  pull  out  the  sponge,  take  some  water  from  the  tank  and  use  it  to  gently  rinse  it  a  few  times.  Basically  dont  try  to  squeeze  it  and  make  it  squeaky  clean  Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:16 pm Post subject: Re: How to retain good bacteria in this filter? Reply with quote

 The  way  to  go  about  is  to  wash  your  filter  sponge  with  the  tank  water.  Dont  be  too  rough  with  the  sponge  and  you  should  not  have  a  problem.
 
 It  is  suggested  to  wait  for  a  couple  or  more  days  after  a  water  change,  before  you  clean  your  filter.  This  helps  in  retaining  more  of  good  bacteria  in  your  tank.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:27 pm Post subject: Re: How to retain good bacteria in this filter? Reply with quote

 Tx  Vignesh  and  Jack86.   That  makes  sense.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:31 am Post subject: Re: How to retain good bacteria in this filter? Reply with quote

 Do  not  clean  your  filter  with  tap  water.  use  old  water  from  your  aquarium.
 
 Avoid  doing  total  water  change.  that  way  you  lose  all  bacterias  and  some  time  your  fish  too.  
 good  bacteria  stays  in  your  filter  where  water  is  circulated.  mainly  in  the  sponge.  even  in  pebbles  .rocks  plastic  plants  etc.
 they  keep  cleaning  the  water  from  harmful  chemical  mainly  amonia,nitrates  etc.   Even  if  you  replace  your  filter  if  the  water  is  old  you  will  have  bactaria  back  to  your  filter.
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