Here's the complete range of Advance Filter Foams and Sponges. These should be rinsed once a month in a little aquarium water and replaced every 6 months to maintain optimum performance. No one cares more about your aquarium than Aqua One and Aquarium Parts
Maintaining your Advance Canister Filter
Maintaining Aqua One's very capable Advance Series Canister Filter is both easy and reasonably infrequent. We recommend changing the wool pads once a month, rinsing the filter foams im a little aquarium water at the same time and exchanging these every 6 months as they deteriorate over this period.
Whilst exchanging your wool pad, it's always a good idea to remove a handful of the dirtiest bio noodles and introduce some new ones. Never change the bio nood completely as they provide a home to essential nitrifying bacteria.
A great tip for giving your water that final "polish" is to put some Advance Carb in a net bag in the top tray, underneath the wool pad. This will both clarify and purify your aquarium water and should be changed at the same interval as your wool pad.
A Spare Filter Pump Impeller
Another great fishkeeping tip is to always keep a spare impeller. This little devices is the only moving part in your entire canister filter and works incredibly hard, spinning several thousand times per hour.
It's inevitable therefore that some wear will eventually occur and performance be affected. Regularly checking / cleaning your existing filter pump impeller is a must and should be done once a month, but having a new impeller on hand to exchange when you need is a really smart thing to do.
If you need any help regarding your Advance Canister Filter or it's maintenance please don't hesitate to contact us.
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