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post #1 of 9 Old 09-17-2007, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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new life to an old filter?

WOO! first, i just got back from vacation. <sniffle> i missed you guys

anywhoo, a friend of mine just gave me what looks to be an OLD tetra whisper filter (second nature whisper?) it looks identical and takes the same filters. my question is, I plugged it in and cleaned it up (not in that order) and this thing moves about 2x the water if not more than my regent aqua tech on my 30 gal tank, thats the same physical size lol

the tetra whisper "bags" only have just the bag (which slips over a plastic skeleton so it holds it shape) that you fill with carbon, which I dont use. my question is, is there anything i can do or anything else i could stuff in the filter bag so i dont wash off / throw out all of my bacteria when i rinse or change the filter? the thing rocks, i figure i might as well use it to suppliment the filter for the ton of fish i have in the 30 gal!

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post #2 of 9 Old 09-17-2007, 08:00 PM
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Bioballs, biochem stars, ceramic rings and similar will work fine for keeping the bacteria and if you have it in the bag, it will have less mulm collect on it. Just rinse the bag in tank water just like you would a sponge.
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post #3 of 9 Old 09-18-2007, 02:55 AM
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Top tip ALERT

Get these from the Super/hyper market what ever you call them. They retail here for about 1 for 10. Cheapest media I ever found. :D
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post #4 of 9 Old 09-18-2007, 08:52 AM
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they look interesting. ! :D

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #5 of 9 Old 09-18-2007, 08:53 AM
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they look interesting. ! :D
If your into pan scubbers they are. 8)
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post #6 of 9 Old 09-18-2007, 08:57 AM
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yeah baby

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #7 of 9 Old 09-18-2007, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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lol that priceless daz! hell its worth a shot :D

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post #8 of 9 Old 09-18-2007, 10:44 AM
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Just read the box carefully. Sometimes those can come with cleaning chemicals in them.
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post #9 of 9 Old 09-18-2007, 12:44 PM
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Just read the box carefully. Sometimes those can come with cleaning chemicals in them.
Well I'm hoping people do have a slight bit of nonce as regards that.
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