Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-08-2010, 06:54 PM   #1 
XSprinkleFaceX
Member
 
XSprinkleFaceX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Changin filter cartridges...

I've heard that you shouldn't change the filter cartridge becasue of the good bacteria that's established on it, that you should just replace the carbon or cut out the cottony thing and place it with the new filter.

BUT..gravel also contains good bacteria (right?) so if I were to change the cartridge without doing the above mentioned, would it still keep the good bacteria in the tank or no? What will happen if I just replace the old cartridge with a new one?
XSprinkleFaceX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2010, 07:57 PM   #2 
Fermin
Member
 
Fermin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
I've only changed my filter once (when I decided to upgrade brands). I didn't want to harm my cycled tank so I cracked open the old cartridge (while still under water in the tank) to remove the old sponge, and then I crammed the old sponge in with the new sponge in the new filter setup.
Fermin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2010, 08:16 PM   #3 
XSprinkleFaceX
Member
 
XSprinkleFaceX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Man I wish it was that easy for me but mine uses carbon cartridges...can i just replace it with a sponge cartridge?
XSprinkleFaceX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2010, 09:22 PM   #4 
Fermin
Member
 
Fermin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by XSprinkleFaceX View Post
Man I wish it was that easy for me but mine uses carbon cartridges...can i just replace it with a sponge cartridge?
I don't see why not. What filter (brand) are you using?
Fermin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2010, 09:28 PM   #5 
XSprinkleFaceX
Member
 
XSprinkleFaceX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
I'm using the one that came with the Aqueon MiniBow 5.0...
XSprinkleFaceX is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
filter cartridges JaspersANGEL Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 4 04-27-2010 05:31 PM
Changin it up BettaBob Betta Fish Care 13 04-26-2010 08:27 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.