01-23-2010, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Merry Michael
Angel is right about the patience thing!!just take a deep breath and accept it...I too have a "mystery" tank,and now i just keep the fish I started with in it,and let them breed to fill it! But,when I am about to change my filter pad...if it is a single pad filter system,I put a second pad in the back of the original pad (if there's room!) for about a week,maybe 2,to let it accumulate some residual bacteria from the old(seasoned) pad. Then take the old pad out. If the exterior wrap (containing the charcoal) is still good,I then just change the charcoal stuff out instead of putting in a new pad! But still,as Angel says...patience...ARG!!!!
Why are you using charcoal on you tank?