Welcome to the forum! :dancing:ironspider said:The floss pads are shot but I had to put them back in and order more.
Without knowing the density of the pads, the number of fish you have, the size aquarium they are in, how frequently you feed them, not to mention what it is you feed them, it's hard to gauge what the potential problem is.
I have two Cascade 1000s on a 75g, and can easily go 7 weeks between filter changes on each of them. I bought some 100 micron pads (fine), but chose to stick with my medium density pads because the manufacturer recommended the fine pads be changed every 7 - 10 days regardless of the fish load, and ain't nobody got time for that!
How long have you gone between pad changes?