08-20-2012, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by efeene
So my wife texted me when I was at work today and said the power strip to the tank had been shut off but when she turned it back on the filter never started back up. The other things in that strip work - and the filter won't work using another outlet - so I assume it is just the filter. I have read about cleaning it and I will give that a shot.
However -- I bought a new filter -- a different type - the Tetra Whisper which uses a different filter (the charcoal pad thing is the same, the other filter is not) than the Tetra Filter that just broke. So how would I go about installing the new Filter without causing the tank to cycle? Maybe I am off base but I dont want to put the new filter in and have all the fish die. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Put all of the media from the broke filter that you can into the new filter (wouldn't worry about the carbon tbh), the foam, floss, or whatever is in it. Cut it to size if you have to, but just get it in there asap, and you should be fine.