Right now unfortunately I have to change a filter pad, I rarely do it but this one is wasted.
I've had problems with buying filter pads from WalMart in the past and when placed into the aquarium my fish the next day getting ick. This has happened to me twice now with the Tetra Whisper pads and it's only from WalMart. The ones I have gotten from PetSmart didn't have this issue.
So, I have had this filter pad sitting in my fish storage thing where I keep foods and medications and such but I can't remember where I got this one from. So i'm soaking it for a few days in untreated tap water to try and make sure that my fish won't be getting ick or heaven knows what.
Now since it's a new filter pad it won't have any bb sucked into it, I was wondering if after a few days of untreated tap if I could give it someone else's tank water (i have a few other aquariums) and add in some of my Top Fin Bacteria Supplement, would that help kickstart some of it's bb? I don't really just want to just put it into the filter, which I haven't cleaned or anything so the filter itself should be just fine..