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Washing filter media in rain water

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Hey I was just wondering. Tonight I have to strip down one of my 2213's, normally I wash the media in tank water as per normal so that the bacteria survive as well all do. I was wondering, we dont wash the media in tap water due to the chlorine taking out the bacteria, could you wash the media in clean rain water and not harm the bacteria ? Has anyone ever tried this ?

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Yeah well PH and Temp of rain water would be enough right there.

Thanks Dude. I have found a good way to clean the media well with tank water anyway. I have a big plastic sieve in the laundry tub, dump a 20 litres bucket of tank water on it usually remove most of the biofilm and crap, if I want pressure I just use the power head and hose that I use for water changes. Just thought the added pressure of the rank tank pump would be very effective at removing crap.

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