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Old 03-19-2013, 07:08 PM   #21
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Idk what I'm gonna do. I'm a little stuck here.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:10 PM   #22
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If I were you I'd go with an aquaclear hob!
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:20 PM   #23
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If I were you I'd go with an aquaclear hob!
Those are expensive filters and for a 10 gallon they are definitely not worth the money.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:25 PM   #24
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Those are expensive filters and for a 10 gallon they are definitely not worth the money.
We all have our opinions I suppose. At petsmart an aquaclear 20 is $18 and well worth the cost IMO
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:34 PM   #25
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One way to add biomedia for cartridge style HOBs is by using ceramic rings and fishing line. Take a length of fishing line and tie it around a ceramic ring. Feed the line through a handful of rings and tie a knot around the last one. Leave some slack between the rings. Next, lower the string of rings into the HOB in a serpentine fashion (side to side) in the space between the cartridge and overflow lip. You may have to experiment with the number of rings.
Having the rings on a fishing line makes it convenient for removal when doing maintenance on the filter or rinsing the cartridge.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:44 PM   #26
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Okay the Whisper 10-15 internal filter I have has black sponge on a plastic grid that goes in first. Then it has a fiber bag filled with charcoal gravel that has a plastic grid thing in it that goes behind the black sponge. If this is what yours has just take the fiber bag out. Open it up and dump the charcoal out. Take some fiberfill and pull and fluff it into a pad. Push it inside of the bag and put back in the filter. Or take everything off of the bag grid. Take a knee high and pull it up over the plastic grid. Stuff fiberfill inside the nylon. Now you have a new filter. You bacteria lives on the black sponge which you will not be replacing for a very long time. Just rinse in tank water when doing water changes. Each solution costs only a couple of dollars at most.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:54 PM   #27
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It's a Whisper 10i filter. It has a biofilter cartridge and a bioscrubber insert. I rinse it in tank water nearly every time I water change to no avail. It is coated in what is best described as dark mud on one side and is covered in slimy fuzzy like stuff on the other. It is clogged more than not. I have taken the whole thing off and scrubbed it out in the sink. I have scraped all I can off the cartridge with a paper towel. I can't alter the cartridge at all other than rinse it in tank water. Idk what I can do with this thing.
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Okay you are missing part of your filter media. It should have one of these
Replacement Bio Foam for 10i Internal Filter | ThatPetPlace.com

and one of these
Whisper Bio-Bag Cartridge - Medium - 3 pk. - Assembled | ThatPetPlace.com

Each piece is cheap to replace. If you replace one wait a few weeks and replace another part, then you bacteria will still be there.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:58 PM   #29
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Could the black thing be why my cartridge looks so nasty? Lol. It didn't come with that! It's got what it came with! Lol. No wonder it clogs so bad.
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I don't think so, the foam goes after the cartridge and serves as your biological media.
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