Are you the proud new owner of a canister filter in need of some cleaning? Since I have owned one of one of these, I have been asked on multiple occasions, “how often do you clean a canister filter?” Most of the time it’s from people who have never had a tank before or those who are looking to switch to a different type. Keeping a clean tank is something that I feel is necessary and vital for the health of your beloved fish. Since I am a supporter of clean tanks, I want to share this “how to” with you so you can keep a clean tank too.
Here is a short list of what you are going to need when it comes time to get down and dirty with your filter.
Now I am going to fill you in on how to clean a canister filter. This method can work for a lot of different models, more specifically for the Hydor model 450, but if you need to know how to clean a dyson canister filter or how to clean a marineland canister filter, check the manufacturer's instructions.
This concludes the “how to” for cleaning a canister filter, I hope you enjoyed it. Keeping a fish tank clean is very important and ensures that your fish are healthy. I wouldn’t want to swim around in my own filth all day, would you? We would love to hear what you have to say in our comment section and as always, share with your aquarium loving pals if you liked the tutorial!
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