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Old 03-28-2010, 01:30 PM   #1
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Switching filters.

I want to switch my filter from a 40g brackish to my 29g FW. Will there be any problems, or is this a bad idea?

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will work fine if you change out the media and clean the filter real good first
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So that means I will have to re-cycle the tank? By washing the filter and changing the media, wont that rid the beneficial bacteria?
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the bacteria in a brackish setup is the same as a sw setup... so either way, the bacteria currently in the filter on the brackish tank wont do anything for you in the fw tank
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Ahh, makes sense. Oh well, was worth a try, thanks.
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Just seed the new filter with the current filter on the 29g, should be ready within a couple weeks and no need to recycle.
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What I will most likely do is run both filters on the 29g for a month or so. I am no real hurry because I am turning the 40g into a pretty wild looking paludarium. I was just wondering if I could go from BW to FW like that.
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That is the best thing to do.
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