Looking to upgrade my aquarium - Page 2
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Looking to upgrade my aquarium

Looking to upgrade my aquarium

This is a discussion on Looking to upgrade my aquarium within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Originally Posted by Keaze Out of curiosity, you mentioned changing the filter is not that big of a deal because the beneficial bacteria is ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Siamese Fighting Fish
Siamese Fighting Fish
Adolfo's Cory
Adolfo's Cory
Like Tree1Likes

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Looking to upgrade my aquarium
Old 02-07-2013, 02:29 PM   #11
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keaze View Post
Out of curiosity, you mentioned changing the filter is not that big of a deal because the beneficial bacteria is everywhere once it's established (which really surprises me). But is that also true for small aquariums such as my 10 gallons tank?
Matt
There are some that have been conditioned to think that the filter is the only place bacteria colonies grow. Some of this is fostered by the vast array of filter bio-media products available... and don't get me wrong, the filter is a great place because there's a lot going on in there with organic nitrogenous decomposition, dissolving organics and the constant flow of water delivering food and such.
But as the new tank becomes established, there's also a micro climate eco-system developing and to a large degree, this happens in the substrate with different organisms at different levels. Even if rinsed and reused over and over again, eventually the cartridge in the cartridge filter just has to be replaced... And when it is replaced, the tank handles the change with no noticeable upset because the system is now established and can handle it.
Note: It takes about 6 months of operation w/o issues for a tank to be considered established.
AbbeysDad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aquarium in need of an upgrade JasonI Beginner Planted Aquarium 18 07-29-2012 01:51 AM
Need to upgrade my lighting for a planted-fish Aquarium. Dawes Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 1 07-22-2012 01:32 PM


Tags
aquarium, cycle, filter, transfer

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:24 PM.