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Old 04-02-2011, 07:28 PM   #1 
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filter cartridge

Is it ok to change a filter cartridge in an uncycled tank? Had to give my filter a good rinse, the cartridge is pretty dirty. Is it ok to put a new one in? I just rinsed my filter and still have the old tank water from the partial water change I just did.
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:10 PM   #2 
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sounds like your right on track. If your tank uncycled i would not change the cartridge for a new one just rinse the one your using. Otherwise you are throwing away the biofilter you are trying to cultivate.
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:15 PM   #3 
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I rinsed all the filter media and the filter itself, water is still trickling out, not as much as before but still doing it. Cartridge was pretty dirty, I cleaned it as best as I could. It'll have to do till the darn tank cycles. lol. Been 6 weeks now. Thank for your help. =)
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:32 PM   #4 
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If you are six weeks and using the original cart then it might be ok/time for a new one. Does your filter have adjustible feet( is it seated level). Is it a fishless cycle? If so you can float the old pad and not loose the bacteria on it. If you gots fish than chances are you are due a cart change. Happy to help!
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:53 PM   #5 
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It's a fish in cycle with the guy in my avatar. =) I will go pick up a new cartridge tomorrow. The extra one that came with my tank starter kit doesn't fit.. -_-
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:03 PM   #6 
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Did you replace the filter cartridge, Diosa? Fish OK?
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:01 AM   #7 
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Going to go buy a new cartridge tomorrow. My boy is doing great thru the whole 6 weeks of cycling. He's so energetic and always asking me for food when I come over to see him. =)

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Cool beans. It sounds like your ahead of the game. Just remember that we take care of water so we can care for our fish. Best of luck.
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