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Old 11-10-2012, 08:05 PM   #1 
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just making sure

When I swish my filter media in old tank water, I just swish it in the bucket I am siphoning the old tank water into while I'm doing a water change. This is how it's supposed to be done, right?
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:15 PM   #2 
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Correct. I think :p
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:16 PM   #3 
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That's how I do it!
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:47 PM   #5 
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:48 PM   #6 
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:22 AM   #7 
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You can also use fresh, dechlorinated water to rinse it in if you don't have tank water.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:43 AM   #8 
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You can also use fresh, dechlorinated water to rinse it in if you don't have tank water.
Why wouldnt I have tank water if Im doing it during a water change though?
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:29 PM   #9 
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Some people use a vac system called a Python if they have a larger tank - it hooks up to the faucet and drains directly into the sink and down the drain. There may also be times when you need to clean the filter but aren't doing a water change.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:40 PM   #10 
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Oh okay that makes sense then.

What I was mainly worried about is if it's okay to swish the filter media during the water changes. I was concerned about it causing a spike/mini cycle...

EDIT: ...because I vacuum the gravel when I do water changes.

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