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And let them fling poo (cleaned my filter today) :)

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MexiMike83

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Today I cleaned my Aqua Clear 70 for the first time. Boy, I guess gold fish are dirty! I can see how easy it would be to neglect cleaning it as we don't see it in the water. I also got rid of the charcoal bag that came with it - and replaced it with 3 Rite size filter media pads cut to approximate dimensions as the charcoal bag and added an extra bag of AC 70 bio-max media. Thanks Tithra ;)

Tomorrow, I'm going to go to a LFS about an hour away to buy some Prazi Pro for my guys and look to see what price they have on their media for the Fluval as I will have to replace those charcoal bags too. For now, I'm content just doing the one and will do the Fluval in a week or so to avoid any mini cycles.

Today, I also bought some charcoal bags for the AC 70, in case I need them to remove the Prazi later on. (Not sure, but doesn't hurt to have it to remove meds anyway).

I also might get another fish since I'm doing Prazi and salt, might as well get it over with.

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I am always amazed at how dirty my filters get in just 3-4 weeks!

no need to use charcoal to remove the prazi :) it deactivates in 3 days on its own.

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good work!.. i was absolutely disgusted with the crap my filters showed even after 3 weeks!.. now, they get new filter pad replacements regularly.. it's also easier to deal with when you nose dosn't object to the work :)

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good work!.. i was absolutely disgusted with the crap my filters showed even after 3 weeks!.. now, they get new filter pad replacements regularly.. it's also easier to deal with when you nose dosn't object to the work :)

Right? That's one thing I don't miss about owning a dog - don't have any of my own children yet :P

I cleaned the fluval 406 the other day. And I thought the AC was bad - holy cow. lol. Well at least I know it works ;) I decided to clean it as I was going to remove the old charcoal for the Prazi to be put in, and it needed to be replaced anyway- I added the "2 ply" rite size filter sponge media and set it back up. Yesterday, I got the fluval biomax filter media to be put in there on top of the "2 ply" at a later date.

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