Macro™ 75 External Canister Filter
|Item Number: TCN-36|
Q: Does the Carbon bag go above or below the ceramic media in the filter chamber?
A: The carbon bag should go below the center sponge.
Q: How often should I change the carbon?
A: The carbon should be replaced once a month.
Q: How often should I change the ceramic media?
A: The ceramic media should only be changed if it is restricting water flow.
Q: How often should I change the sponge(s)?
A: The sponge(s) can be rinsed monthly but only need to be changed if they cannot be cleaned or if they start to break down.
Q: How do I prime this filter?
A: Be sure that the cannister is completely full of water and that the fill cap is in place before plugging the filter in.
Q: What is the ceramic media for?
A: The ceramic media provides surface area for beneficial bacteria to grow. This bacteria will help trap other bacteria and break down waste trapped in the filter.
Q: How often should I clean my filter?
A: Once a month should be sufficient for most tanks. You may need to adjust your cleaning schedule on a tank by tank basis.
Q: What are the dimensions of the included tubing and hoses?
A: The 2 tubes are 11.75″ long, with a diameter of 5/8″; the 2 hoses are 4′ long with a diameter of 3/4″.