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How often do i clean filter sponge and change bio media in gravity 8 watt filter thanks

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    damebochiew Nov 03, 2012

    I think there are several ways you can do it. For instance here bio media they will give your all the information you need to carry out this task. Hope this will be helpful. Good luck!



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I find cleaning the filter sponge bi-weekly keeps my koi happy. Normally I change bio media once a year and never at the same time as I clean the filter. There are bacteria that colonize the filter that convert the muck into gases and nutrients. So if you clean them both at the same time you remove this cleaning crew and that can cause issues.

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