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    Cleaning Bio Filter

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    I havenít cleaned my Bio Filter in months. Pond is in pretty much perfect condition so I donít want to upset the cart. Should I just leave it alone or clean it?
    First tank has large Bio media no air
    Second two tanks have small bio media and are constantly turned over using air
    Last tank is a settling tank that is half filled with a netting (no Air) and this overflows back into my pond



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    You should clean whatever gets dirty. If your filter isn't getting dirty then the mechanical side (physically catching the crap) isn't working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ndwgolf View Post
    Guys
    I haven’t cleaned my Bio Filter in months. Pond is in pretty much perfect condition so I don’t want to upset the cart. Should I just leave it alone or clean it?
    First tank has large Bio media no air
    Second two tanks have small bio media and are constantly turned over using air
    Last tank is a settling tank that is half filled with a netting (no Air) and this overflows back into my pond


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    if bio media is prefiltered by a drum it should not need cleaning. (you have a draco unit iirc?)
    but depends what media you have, and if you can purge the bottom of the chamber to keep it clean.
    any time you physically clean biological media you reduce it's capacity....

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    if bio media is prefiltered by a drum it should not need cleaning. (you have a draco unit iirc?)
    but depends what media you have, and if you can purge the bottom of the chamber to keep it clean.
    any time you physically clean biological media you reduce it's capacity....
    Hi Dave
    What I have is a air line at the bottom of the first tank ( non moving bio filter) the media is about 1 inch round.
    I can stop the bio filter pump and turn the air on to get all the non moving media moving. Then open the drain line and let the dirty water outÖÖÖ it looks pretty dirty when Iíve done this in the past, Iíll then fill that tank back up and repeat it again a few times until the water is somewhat clean. Then put everything back to normal and start filtering again.
    The Draco drum is the best thing Iíve ever bought for my pond.
    Thanks Neil


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