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Lanelle
06-24-2001, 09:55 PM
I have an Aquascape system for my ponds. How frequently should the filter mat in the skimmer box be replaced? We do take it out and clean it occasionally.

aquascape
06-26-2001, 09:27 AM
The filter in the skimmer should only be cleaned when needed, generally about once a month. All you need to do is take it out, rinse it and put it back. The filter should last for around 3 years. Make sure that you leave the BIOFALLS © filter mats alone. You clean them out only once a year.

Conor

Comet
08-12-2001, 11:37 PM
I changed the BioFalls Filter Mats other day, They was real bad,
I purchaced the Barley Mats
The BioFalls didnt have the bag in it filled with gravel/stone!
It just had a large stone holding the mats down
Should I add the mesh bag filled with gravel into this Bio Falls?
Thank you

aquascape
08-13-2001, 10:08 AM
You should fill the bags (should be 2-3) filled with ~20lbs of Lava rock. That seems to work the best for us. The reason why you don't want change the filter pads in the BIOFALLS© more than once a year is that you are killing off all of the bacteria that you have colonizing in those filter pads. You may get a period of green water now as the filter trys to re-establish itself. Keep adding the bacteria and it'll go away in a week or two. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks,

Conor

Comet
08-13-2001, 09:16 PM
OK thanks