Advice during a water change with external filter setup.

ADGScapes

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Hello, I have a filtosmart thermo 100, my first external filter.
I have a couple questions regarding water changes and maintenance, what do I do with the filter? Turn it off and then set the inflow/outflow section to locked?
Can I j
How do I clean it out without spilling water when taking off to tubes?
If anyone has this filter and can help me I would appreciate it.
Thanks.
 

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Your plan Re water changes is a good one though possibly OTT, I don't turn mine off, provided the intake remains below the water surface the filter will continue to run.

A little bit of water always spills when taking off the hoses, I normally use a towel round the are to catch this as it happens.
 

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Not sure why you would need to lock the inflow and outflow- if you turn the filter off (which isvwhat I do) you should be fine. There will be some residual water in the intake/outflow pipes so take care and if you can position a bucket below when you gently remove the lily pipes/spaybar etc. Inevitably you will get a little water drips so keep a towel handy.

I find if you rush the process more water gets all over the place- so have a nice drink handy (tea/coffee/ beer), turn up your preferred choice of music and take you time!
 

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