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Old 02-19-2020, 07:04 PM   #1
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Nasty filter stuff in tank?

Today I checked my filter, rinsed cartridge in a bucket of tank water, moved some things around in the filter and added extra media. In the process, tons of nasty filter waste ended up in the tank. Is this a problem?

Itís looking nasty, but water testing same as before and fish donít seem to mind, but cloudy and yuck for now.
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Old 02-19-2020, 08:30 PM   #2
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Is it floating? If so you might just be able to scoop it out with a net.
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All over the place. I netted what I could. The rest went back in the filter or settled overnight and fish seem cool with everything. All is well.
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Thatís normal. If itís not too bad I just leave it and test to make sure there are no ammonia results. If itís bad I do a small water change later or the next day just to bad a bit off the surface.

Sometimes I restart the filter into a 5 gallon bucket after cleaning and then put it back on the tank to keep that from happening.
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