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When and how often should l clean my filters? Help please

Postby connemara_man » Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:07 pm

I have a large 5 foot, 350 litre tank and l have successfully cycled (with Malaw fish). The tank has been running for 6 weeks.

Anyhow, as Malawis are considered 'dirty' fish, so to speak, I have running not one but two Aqua One Aquis series 1250 external filters to ensure the water quality is top notch.

Please can you help with the following:

1. When should I clean both filters for the very first time?

2. Then once cleaned, how often should l clean thereafter?

3. Regarding water changes when you consider l am over filtering the tank, l plan to do a 25% water change fortnightly. Agree or your suggestions please?

Many thanks in advance.
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Re: When and how often should l clean my filters? Help pleas

Postby Clare » Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:57 pm

The best for malawi. 75% at least per week water change. Clean your filters at seperate times. Clean after 4 weeks. Then the other 2 weeks later. If they don't need cleaning then leave it 6 weeks, it they are manky then do them 3 weeks.

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Re: When and how often should l clean my filters? Help pleas

Postby connemara_man » Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:27 pm

Many thanks Clare, advice greatly appreciated. :text-thankyoublue:
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