Changing from internet to external filters

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Hey everyone so since i set my tank up i used three internal filters, but they are starting to drive me mad , how would i change to a external without doing a.new cycle? Could all the sponges from my internal.filters all sit in the new one? Thanks!
 

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Sarah1230ox said:
Hey everyone so since i set my tank up i used three internal filters, but they are starting to drive me mad , how would i change to a external without doing a.new cycle? Could all the sponges from my internal.filters all sit in the new one? Thanks!
Yes, just move the media from your internal filter to your external ones. You will lose a little bit of bacteria because it will have grown on the filter itself but even at that you shouldn't lose enough to affect your cycle.
 
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mattgirl said:
Yes, just move the media from your internal filter to your external ones. You will lose a little bit of bacteria because it will have grown on the filter itself but even at that you shouldn't lose enough to affect your cycle.
Great thank you!
 

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