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Old 07-21-2013
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Default filter questions.

How long after you turn a canister off do you consider it time to dump it, clean it, and refill it? AS in how long can it sit turned off befor it become toxic?

And if you just filled a filter with charcoal and its run a day or two...but you have to remove the filter for more than the above stated amount of time...do you just pull the media and let it dry out since it wasn't colonized with bactiaria?

or do you let it sit wet but not submerged? or do you just chuck it and start again?
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I would say one of the major concerns on question one is the amount of accumulated bacteria within the filter, as being just like fish, it needs oxygen to thrive.
On question two I think drying the carbon is really not important. These are just observations .
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Bacteria starts dying within 18 hours. After a day or two I would consider it all dead.
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I would say 24hrs
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