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Old 04-25-2018, 05:57 PM   #1
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Filter Cartridge Change

So I have a 2 gallon betta tank with a filter cartridge that has been there for over 6 months. Itís falling apart and hasnít been doing itís job. Iíve swished it around in tank water many times but itís still not working. I have a whisper for 1-3 gallons. The cartridge is hard so I canít break it in half. How would I still preserve the BB while changing the cartridge?
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See if you can squeeze the new one in with old for a week or so ?
If you have gravel and decorations in the tank bacteria are living on those surfaces also..
Just don't clean the gravel or glass the week you change cartridge...
Feeding a little less will help the filter not be overloaded also for the first week..
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