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sharlaburnett
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« on: July 08, 2015, 08:58:27 PM »

Hey guys, how's everyone? Anyway I was wondering if 24hrs was long enough time to wait in between changing the filter cartridge and doing a water change? Reason I am asking is the last time I changed the cartridge and did a water change at the same time and it caused my tank to recycle. I'd appreciate any advice.
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2015, 09:45:01 PM »

I had to look back through your posts to see what filter you have.  I see that it is the aqueon quite flow 10?  If that is what you still have, replacing the cartridge should not do anything to your bacteria colony because they mainly live in the bio-holster.  Therefore, you could change the cartridge at the same time that you are doing a water change. 
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2015, 09:57:22 PM »

Well I am still using that one but all you would be glad to know that I now also have a 29 gal with the tetra whisper ex 30and that is the one I was wondering about. Like I said I changed both at the same time on my aqueon filter and it caused my tank to recycle. Maybe because it was at the time a fairly new tank.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2015, 11:05:24 AM »

I cannot find a schematic for the whisper x 30 filter.  Look at your box or the owner's manual (if they gave you one.)   Does it show a separate cartridge for mechanical filtration and a separate bio-filter?  If not, are they both combined?

Also, just as an FYI, when you ask a question, it is best to give all pertinent information.  This thread is a good example.  We haven't gotten to the point of the original post because we are still trying to establish what filter is being used and how it operates.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2015, 09:47:59 PM »

The Whisper EX Filters have a separate bio-filter. No problem replacing the filter cartridge at the same time as you do a water change if your tank is completely cycled.
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2015, 08:30:19 AM »

Thank you, Curve.  Smiley
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