Carbon Bad or Good? - Page 3
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Carbon Bad or Good?

Carbon Bad or Good?

This is a discussion on Carbon Bad or Good? within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Be aware that a huge amount of the beneficial bacteria in your tank are housed in the filter. If you completely replace the filter ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Silvertip Tetra
Silvertip Tetra
Pygmy Hatchetfish
Pygmy Hatchetfish
Reply
Old 12-17-2008, 09:23 PM   #21
 
iamntbatman's Avatar
 
Be aware that a huge amount of the beneficial bacteria in your tank are housed in the filter. If you completely replace the filter with a brand new one, you can be almost guaranteed to see at least a mini-cycle. Either run both filters together (a month would be a good amount of time) then remove the old one, or move the filter media from the old filter to the new if possible.
iamntbatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 12:12 AM   #22
 
Even if I also have an under gravel filter in the same tank? I curently have the Elite filter going and the under gravel filter going in the same tank. If I remove the Elite and add the Aqua Clear I would still need to have the Elite and Aqua Clear running with the under gravel filter?
andreannestvincent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 01:13 AM   #23
 
iamntbatman's Avatar
 
You could *probably* make the switch right away, then, but why gamble with the lives of your fish?
iamntbatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 04:34 PM   #24
 
i think that you shoudl run the tank with both filters for a bit but i dont think it needs to be a month. Probably 2 weeks is decent. Also squeezing water from ur old filter media into the new filter media might help it a little
SinCrisis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
carbon? Sageo3000 Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 2 06-02-2009 10:36 PM
Not using carbon? SinCrisis Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 10 11-16-2008 11:43 PM
Carbon? James Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 4 11-05-2008 01:47 AM
Active Carbon and Filter Carbon? Robnjo Saltwater Aquarium Equipment 1 05-25-2007 11:05 PM
Do I need carbon? GalaxyGirl Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 9 02-11-2007 12:46 AM


Tags
carbon

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:40 AM.