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Old 12-08-2004, 07:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Just curious as to the frequency that you clean your canister filter?
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Only when I notice an appreciable reduction in water flow...so about every other month or so.
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About the same here, every 6-8 weeks.
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Most of it depends on the load in your tank and the type of filter.

I usually do the back flush every 2 - 3 months and a tear-down every 6 months. I have never really noticed a slow in the water flow in the Eheims even after 6 months, so I just use the above schedule with good results.
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I have never really noticed a slow in the water flow in the Eheims even after 6 months, so I just use the above schedule with good results.
That is why I ask because my Eheim just keeps working. I let it go 3 months once after reading that other Eheim users wait that long but boy when I cleaned it then I really was dirty. I am an ex-reefer and I guess I am still concerned about that crud still being in the tanks eco-system.
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I place a sponge over the intake strainer of my eheims to act as a pre-filter, I clean it once a month and the canister itself every 6 months.

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Did you make this sponge? or is there somewhere you can purchase them online?
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I get it from The Hidden Reef, it's a little longer than needed so I cut it into two.



You can buy it online here:
http://www.thehiddenreef.com/saltwat...ers_sponge.htm

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Once a year on my Eheim 2260
7-8 times a year on the smaller ones.
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I'm curious if the Eheim Pro II's flow indicator actually helps indicate whether or not it's time to clean your filter?
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