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Old 07-03-2011, 11:36 AM   #1
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Changing filter cartridge

How often should I change filter cartridge. Water is clear and all water tests are fine. Have one small parrot fish in 38 gallon tank
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:47 AM   #2
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When it's literally falling apart! Other than that just rinse with tank water. Those established filter cartridges are full of BB and it's like gold in this hobby.
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I agree, reuse them until there is nothing left. Save your money for other stuff.
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Oh and if you need to replace, put the new cartridge in front of the old one for a few weeks so the BB from the old seeds the new. Otherwise you could set off a mini-cycle.
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Oh and if you need to replace, put the new cartridge in front of the old one for a few weeks so the BB from the old seeds the new. Otherwise you could set off a mini-cycle.
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No problem ... glad we're here to help
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