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Hi, this post isn't really about bettas, more about my filter cartridge. I have a 2.5 gal Mini Bow tank with a mystery snail (apple snail) and anacharis. The filter cartridge gets really dirty and icky, and I'm wondering if I should change it. I know I shouldn't because there's good bacteria on it but I'm not trying to cycle the tank and I do weekly 100% water changes. I do wash it with old tank water, but it doesn't do much and that cartridge is NASTY. What should I do?
 

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Thank you. It is only his temporary home, I will be moving him to a 10 gallon next week. :) Every other day, I also do 50% water changes to keep the ammonia down. He's been in there for two weeks, just keeping him in there right now because he was gifted to me. I have been cycling the 10 gallon for the past month, so next week he's gonna be in his new home! :)
 
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